One of my favorite lower body exercises which I like to pair up with my favorite upper body exercise – the push up.
I actually did a variety of squats tonight with my class. Chair squats, shoulder width squats, sumo squats, pulsing squats, squats with heels raised and squats paired with upper body weighted exercises such as the row, forward & overhead raise.
I incorporate squats into cardio workouts with squat thrusts, with the TRX we do jump squats and pistol squats (1-leg), then over to the smith or barbell for back, front, zerch and hack squats.
Variety and safe, proper technique is so important!