From perfect butt to firmer thighs, squats can do the magic for you. To do a basic squat, stand with your feet hip width apart and keep your back straight. Squat down to a 90-degree angle while maintaining a straight back. Try to push your butt back as far as you can and then stand back up. Do not bend your body when you squat. Do a set of three, each consisting 12 reps. Slowly increase the number of reps weekly.
Squat, Hold and Pulse
This time, you will take the basic squats one step further. Stand with your feet hip width apart and squat down with your back straight. Again, do not let your body bend forward, and squat down to a 90-degree angle as you did for the basic squats. Stand back up, but this time stop halfway- don’t stand back up straight. Make tiny up and down movements. Do a set of 3, each consisting 12 reps.
Squat and Kick Back
It’s time to take squats to a whole new level. For squat and kick, you need to position yourself as in basic squats. Keeping your back straight, squat to a 90-degre angle. While you stand back up, kick back your right leg, bend your knees and grab onto your shin with your right hand. Hold the pose for two seconds then squat and repeat with your left leg. Do a set of 3, each consisting of 15 reps.
Single Leg Squat
Once you have mastered all types of squats(as listed above), you may proceed with the single leg squat. It is pretty challenging, thus you need to be consistent and patient. To begin with this one, you first need to stand up straight. Plant your right heel slightly in front of your left foot and keep your right leg straight. Slowly bend your left knee to squat keeping your back straight, and extend your right leg slowly as you squat (as shown in the image). Stand back up, and repeat this with the other leg. Do a set of 3, consisting reps of 10 for each side.