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Single-Leg Squats

The single-leg squat exercise can be part of the home fitness program, fitness exercises you can do at home with minimal equipment. All you need is a box, chair or step to rest one foot on. If you have bad knees, don't go too low.

Equipment Required: something to rest your back foot on


  1. Stand about 2 feet in front of a stable chair, step or box.
  2. Extend one leg behind you, toes resting on the support, with the front foot slightly ahead of the body.
  3. Lower the body by bending the front knee to approximately a right angle.
  4. Push back up to straighten the front leg.
  5. Repeat the desired number of repetitions
  6. After a rest, repeat on the other side.
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