Why this Variation?
This is the most basic variation of the squat movement as it requires no equipment and does not have any extra load on your muscles and joints. It is a good starting point to work through the flexibility and balance needed to execute this movement properly before adding weight. Use this variation for foundation or adaptation phases if you are able to do reps without assistance. It can be used in a number of ways in your workout program, as a warm up before loaded squat exercises, as a finisher at the end of workouts, stacked after a loaded squats for overload (increased time under tension), if you are doing a bodyweight workout, or as an interval in HIIT training.