The box step squat is a dynamic exercise that increases lower body strength and control. The exercise targets the quads, glutes, and hamstrings.
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and bend the knees to a half-squat position. Place your hands in front of your body and press the palms together.
Step to the side with one leg as far as possible and stay in the squat position. Bring your other leg to that side to return to the starting position.
Next, step one leg back as far as possible, following it with the second leg. Then step to the other side with the other leg, following it to return to starting position. Lastly, step forward with the outside leg, following it with the inside leg. By this time, you should be back in the starting position after making a box-shape with your steps.
Do not let the knees cave inward.
Always maintain the squat position during the exercise and be sure to reverse the direction to train both directions.
Do not rise from the squat position during the exercise.