My name is Beth Hoover. And today, I'm going to show you things to replace squatting with. Squats are a great exercise that work all the muscle groups of the lower body at one time. However squats may not be great for everyone. They can be a little bit challenging for the knees and also if you have a weal back, it could be an issue as well. Today, I'm going to show you three different exercises that you can use to replace squats. The first exercise is using a machine. Today, I'm going to show you what's called a horizontal leg press. You're just going to position yourself in the leg press with your hips all the way back and place your feet to where your knees are about at a 90 degree angle. With your core nice and tight, you're going to press out with your heels, making sure that you press through the heels and do not lock the knees on extension. So, the leg press is a great way to work the glutes, the hamstrings, and the quadriceps all at the same time. The second exercise is going to be a Step Up. So, if you have a step bench or some type of platform. What you're going to do is you're going to stand behind the platform with an additional resistance and you're going to step up and then, down. This is a great compound exercise as well, working all the major muscle group of the lower body. It'll also give your a cardiovascular workout at the same time. Making sure to switch lean feet and step up with the opposite foot, pushing through the heel each time that you step up onto the bench. And for the last exercise, we're going to perform a lunge. Now there's a variety of lunges that you can do. But today, I'm going to show you how to perform a lunge forward and push off step back. Repeating with the opposite leg, alternating, making sure that you press through the heel as you push back and definitely make sure that knee stays behind the toe. Keeping the body in neutral alignment, abdominals pulled in tight.