Summer is around the corner, and it’s high time you stop wasting your precious time on the treadmill and start training the smart way! If you want to have a killer booty, get familiar with the power squat. I stand by it, and I'm crazily in love with this simple, yet effective booty move.

The best part: the only weight you need comes from your own body, so you can easily perform it anytime and anywhere. Oh, how I love location-independent training!

Squats are considered a compound exercise, which means you're working on more than one muscle at a time. This makes it effective and very beneficial when you're short on time.

But it gets even better!

With this simple and beautiful move you're actually working your entire body, engaging your thigh, back and abdominal muscles as well.

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Here’s how to do it:

Stand with your feet slightly beyond shoulder width, hands by your sides. Roll your shoulders back and down and engage your core.

Now squat down until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Be sure that you put most of the pressure on the heels and not on the balls of the feet.

Pause for five seconds and pull your shoulders back down once again.

On rising, exert pressure on outside of your feet and explode back up to the start again. Squeeze your butt once you reach the top and repeat.

To make this move most effective maintaining good form is essential. It’s crucial that you push your hips back rather than knees forward, as well as pointing your knees slightly outward while squatting down. This way you avoid too much strain on the knees and prevent possible injuries over time.

Sweet, so now you know exactly how to perform a proper power squat. But how do you start?

Keep it simple!

Start integrating your squats in your daily morning routine. Get up, stretch your body and perform 20 squats. Increase by 10 repetitions each week.

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