Side Squat

by Keli Roberts

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Using the BOSU balance trainer and dumbbells, this exercise progression trains the lower body. Perform a side squat. Step one foot onto the BOSU balance trainer, hold the dumbbells, and squat down and up. Now, in this variation you would do a set of 8 to 12 on one side and then repeat it on the other side. For a progression, we're going to make this a little bit more dynamic and move side to side. Repeat the squat, then step up, and go to the other side, and squat down. Repeat for about 8 to 12 repetitions on each side. Our third and final progression adds propulsion or explosive movement. Explode up and shoot across to the other side. You can do this at this speed or you can even go super fast if you're really trying to get your heart rate up.

About the Presenter

Keli Roberts

Keli Roberts IDEA Author/Presenter

Keli Roberts?is a specialized tier-three personal trainer at Equinox in Pasadena, California. She is a master trainer for Schwinn® Cycling and Gliding?, a Kettlebell® Concepts-sponsored athlete and is on the BOSU® development team. Keli is also known for her award-winning videos, books and training seminars. She is a spokesperson for ACE, a 2007 inductee to the National Fitness Hall of Fame and was awarded the 2003 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year Award.