Side Squats with Barbell

This version of a squat works the hip adductors, helping build better core strength and coordination.


  1. Place a barbell on your shoulders and grasp it with a wide grip.
  2. Stand with your feet wide apart, with the foot of the leg you will be leaning towards angled out.
  3. Bring your lower body to your foot by bending the hip and knee of your lead leg, and keeping your other leg fairly straight.
  4. Return to the starting position and switch legs.

Exercise images by Everkinetic.