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The Single Leg Squat
by Dr. David Williams

Recent research has shown the single leg squat is the best lower body exercise. It works all of the muscles in the leg using only an individual's body weight.

Starting position: Stand upright, tighten the stomach and lift one leg. If necessary, hold onto a chair or the wall for balance.

Movement: Slowly lower your body as far as you can by bending your weight bearing knee. Do not go lower than what is comfortable. Try to bend from the knee and not from your waist. (Tip: start by trying to bend your knee 10-20 degrees. Gradually try to go deeper, with 45 degrees being your final goal).

Sets/reps: 2-3 sets of 8-12 repetitions with each leg twice a week.

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