Strength and flexibility: squat 

The NHS Strength and flexibility podcast series helps you get fit without the expense of a gym or fitness trainer. Featuring Laura from the NHS Couch to 5K programme, these podcasts talk you through a series of equipment-free exercises to improve your strength and flexibility. In the videos accompanying the podcast series each exercise is demonstrated. In this clip, Laura shows you how to do a squat

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Transcript of Strength and flexibility: squat

STRENGTH AND FLEXIBILITY SQUAT

If you're worried about losing balance, have a bench beneath you.

Stand tall with your feet hip width apart.

To start the move, bend your knees, lowering yourself about ten inches.

As you bend, keep your back straight.

Look straight ahead and don't stick your bottom out.

Don't let your knees bend over your toes.

You still want to be able to see your toes if you look down.

Avoid leaning forwards and keep your heels on the ground.

Keep your knees apart but don't let them point in or out.

Then slowly come up.

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