If you’re trying to tone your legs and booty, a conventional squat may not be the best exercise to tone your inner thighs, glutes, and hamstrings. Fitness expert, Tami Tyson, demonstrates a squat that is much different than the one you’re probably used to. This squat variation is meant to target your thighs and help tone them.
A conventional squat forces your legs to stay very narrow and close together, forming a sort of chair formation with your body as you squat down. For increased emphasis on your inner thighs, glutes, and hamstrings, Tyson recommends simply widening your legs and pointing the toes out.
When you are ready to perform your first squat, reach your hands straight out in front of you, while simultaneously sticking your bum out as far as you can in the opposite direction than your hands. Squat down as low as you can without falling, and as you come back up, pelvic tilt and squeeze, keeping the knees back, and pushing your weight onto your heels. While you may feel like you look sort of funny squatting this way, this squat variation will kick up the intensity on your legs and booty workout.