#30DaysToStrongerKnees Day 29: Front Squat

Adding weight to a squat will always make it more challenging. Putting the extra weight in front will add in elements of core and balance.

For this exercise you are going to need a pair of dumbbells or a barbell. Start by placing your feet hip distance apart, with the weight on your shoulders or across your clavicle. Keeping your core tight, sit down and back to stretch your glutes. Once you feel a deep stretch, squeeze your glutes to return to standing. Adding in a bit of toe lift at the end of the movement will ensure you are driving through your heels, keeping any unneeded pressure out of your knees.

Your goal is to stretch and squeeze your glutes while keeping your posture tall and weight in your heels. Starting out, I would do 3 sets of 12-15 reps. This is a very effective squat variation for those who struggle with core strength and posture.

Make sure you post your video daily to the Balance In Motion Facebook Page or tag me in your Instagram or Twitter post using my handle and the hashtag #30DaysToStrongerKnees

If you’re uncomfortable posting a video, you can always post a motivational quote, picture, or something health and fitness related.Make sure to encourage others, and never, never judge! Again, this is a judgement free zone!

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