MUSCLES ENGAGED Quadriceps The quadriceps (quads) are a group of four muscles on the front of the thigh. They allow your knee to straighten and provide stability when standing. Your quads are the most important muscle group for maintaining the ability to stand and to walk independently. Glutes Gluteal Muscles (Glutes) are one of the strongest muscles in the body and are the connecting point between your legs and back muscles. Glutes are used in a variety of actions from moving the leg to extending and rotating the hip, as well as extending and rotating the trunk of the body. Equipment Used Bosu The BOSU balance trainer stands for "Both Sides Utilized" and is most often used for balance training, various athletic drills and aerobic activities. Exercise Instructions Step 1 Start with feet nearly shoulder width apart, with a slight bend in your knee, maintaining neutral spine. Step 2 Lower your body down until your knees reach a 90 degree angle making sure to distribute your body weight evenly along the bottom of your feet and maintaining the same distance between your knees. Step 3 Stand back up into the starting position, maintaining the distance between and slight bend in your knees, and repeat action.