FIVE ALTERNATIVE SQUAT EXERCISES YOU CAN DO AT HOME TO BUILD LOWER BODY STRENGTH  

Bodyweight Squats: Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, lower hips back and down, keeping chest up and knees over toes. 

Bulgarian Split Squats: Place one foot behind you on a raised surface, lower the back knee towards the ground while keeping the front knee directly above the ankle. 

Wall Sit: Sit against a wall with knees bent at a 90-degree angle, holding the position to engage the lower body muscles. 

Step-Ups: Use a sturdy surface to step up and down, alternating legs to target the quads, hamstrings, and glutes. 

 Pistol Squats: Lift one leg off the ground and squat down on the other, challenging balance and strength.  

Sumo Squats: Take a wide stance with toes turned out, squat down, and engage inner thighs for an effective variation. 

Jump Squats: Add a plyometric element by jumping explosively from the squat position, targeting power and endurance. 

Goblet Squats: Hold a weight close to your chest while squatting, engaging the core and promoting good form. 

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