Thinking about squats in the bathroom conjures up some mental images that you just can’t unsee. Thankfully, this micro-workout is much easier on the eyes. With just 1-2 minutes of work while you gargle, this exercise doubles as a great total lower body workout. You’ll feel it in the major muscle groups of the butt, hips and thighs. With HipFit’s version of bathroom squats, you don’t need any equipment; just a yap-trap full of mouthwash.
Get your gargle on, ahead of time. Don’t try and gargle while you’re doing a squat- you need to breathe through this exercise. Stand up straight and slightly flex your knees. Place your feet hip-width apart and position your toes slightly turned out. Now, bend your knees and tilt your hips back. Inhale as you lower your butt like you’re about to sit in a chair. Extend your arms to keep your balance. Contract your upper body muscles. Once your thighs are parallel to the floor, exhale and lift up slowly using your legs. It should feel like you’re pushing your body weight through your heels, anchored to the floor.