How To Do Air Squats

senior man doing squats exercising living | How To Do Air Squats | Featured

Air squats are a great component of workouts that you can do anywhere and without equipment. You only need proper form and this tutorial.

RELATED: Home Gym Essentials: How To Build Your Own Gym At Home

Air Squats | the Simplest Tutorial Yet

Click here to jump to the infographic.

Step 1: Fix Your Standing Position

topless man in black shorts and white socks running on gray iUzgePOoGko | bodyweight squats

Stand up straight with your feet shoulder-width apart, pointing your toes outward.

Step 2:  Keep Your Back Straight

woman showing her abs | bodyweight squats

Roll your shoulders back and keep your shoulder blades close together. Puff out your chest, keeping your back straight.

Step 3: Keep Your Feet Flat on the Floor

person standing beside black weights photo Pnm-9vBEQhk | bodyweight squats

Press your heels toward the floor, using them to absorb your weight. This will also help you keep your back straight and maintain your lumbar curve, keeping you stable as you bend down.

Step 4: Keep Your Eyes Forward

woman wearing black sports bra | bodyweight squats

Keep looking straight ahead as you dip down.

Step 5: Bend Down Into an Air Squat

mature sportsman doing exercises on stadium | bodyweight squats

Lower yourself with your hips sinking slightly lower than your knees. Make sure your shoulders don’t go past your knees. Your upper body should remain still.

Step 6: Arms Forward

man doing squats | bodyweight squats

Keep your arms forward, fingertips pointing outward. You may also keep your arms bent in front of your chest, clasping your hands together. Go with whichever position is more comfortable with you.

Step 7: Sustain Your Air Squat for a Moment

photo of women doing squats | bodyweight squats

Hold your squat position for a few seconds before returning to your starting position, still maintaining a still upper body. Go up slowly. Rather than speed, it’s maintaining proper posture and engaging the correct muscle groups that will render this workout effective.

Don’t forget to download, save, or share this handy infographic for reference whenever you’re doing air squats:

How to do Air Squats MG scaled

Air squats employ your glutes, so you shouldn’t feel any muscle burden on your back, knees, and ankles.

Back pain could mean you’re bending your lumbar curve too much.

If you’re feeling any pain in your knees, it may be because you’re not pressing your weight on your heels enough. If you’re relying on your knees to move up and down, your shoulders may be exceeding your knees.

Ankle pain could occur if your toes aren’t pointed outward and your feet are positioned awkwardly.

The first step to executing air squats is knowing how to do it right. Now that we’ve got that covered, exercise both power and willpower to achieve those gains.

UP NEXT:

Calling all crafting Health Buffs! If you’ve got the gift of keeping healthy and sharing this knowledge through writing, Click here if you want to write for us.

Please stay connected with us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest, and make sure to join our community of healthy living and minded people here.

69 thoughts on “How To Do Air Squats”

  1. Hi , I do believe this is an excellent blog. I stumbled upon it on Yahoo , i will come back once again. Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and help other people.

  2. An interesting discussion is worth comment. I feel that you should write extra on this matter, it may not be a taboo topic however usually people are not sufficient to talk on such topics. To the next. Cheers

  3. I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your site.
    It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more pleasant for me to come here and visit
    more often. Did you hire out a developer to create your theme?

    Outstanding work!

  4. Thanks , I’ve recently been looking for info about this topic for ages and yours is the greatest I’ve discovered so far. But, what about the bottom line? Are you sure about the source?

  5. hey there and thank you for your info – I’ve definitely picked up something new
    from right here. I did however expertise several technical points using this website, as I
    experienced to reload the site a lot of times previous to
    I could get it to load properly. I had been wondering if your hosting is OK?
    Not that I’m complaining, but slow loading instances
    times will often affect your placement in google and could damage your high-quality score if ads and marketing with
    Adwords. Well I’m adding this RSS to my email and could look out for much more of your respective
    fascinating content. Ensure that you update this again soon.

  6. My relatives all the time say that I am wasting my time here at web, but I know I am getting
    experience all the time by reading thes good content.

  7. Attractive section of content. I just stumbled upon your
    site and in accession capital to assert that I get actually enjoyed account your blog posts.
    Anyway I will be subscribing to your feeds and even I achievement you access
    consistently fast.

  8. What’s Happening i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I’ve discovered It positively
    useful and it has helped me out loads. I’m hoping to contribute & assist other customers like its helped me.
    Great job.

  9. Hi there! Quick question that’s totally off topic. Do you know how to
    make your site mobile friendly? My website looks weird when viewing from my
    iphone4. I’m trying to find a theme or plugin that might be able to resolve
    this problem. If you have any suggestions, please share. Thank you!

  10. I do not know whether it’s just me or if perhaps everybody else experiencing issues with your blog.
    It appears like some of the written text on your content are running off
    the screen. Can someone else please comment
    and let me know if this is happening to them too? This could be
    a issue with my web browser because I’ve had this happen previously.

    Cheers

  11. When I initially left a comment I seem to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on each time a comment is added I
    receive 4 emails with the exact same comment. There has to be a means
    you can remove me from that service? Appreciate it!

  12. Hello! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any problems with hackers?
    My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I
    ended up losing months of hard work due to no back up.
    Do you have any solutions to protect against hackers?

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.