This multi-joint exercise primarily strengthens the muscles of your lower body such as glutes and quads but the focus is on the outer thigh.
  1. Stand with your feet side by side
  2. Keeping weight primarily through your heels, slowly lower your body as if sitting on a chair. Keep your back straight and torso upright, your chest out and your knees pointed in the same direction as your toes.
  3. Descend until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Don't move your knees past your toes.
  4. Slowly push up from your heels, extending your legs and squeezing your glutes. Straighten your legs.