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.
- Stand with your feet side by side
- 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.
- Descend until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Don't move your knees past your toes.
- Slowly push up from your heels, extending your legs and squeezing your glutes. Straighten your legs.