Quack Your Way to Fitness: Mastering the Duck Walk Exercise for Stronger Legs

The duck walk exercise is a lower body movement that engages the muscles in the thighs, hips, and glutes. Here's how to perform the duck walk exercise:

Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Keep your back straight, shoulders relaxed, and chest up.

Starting Position

Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Keep your back straight, shoulders relaxed, and chest up.

Squat Position

Point your toes outward at about a 45-degree angle. This is a key characteristic of the duck walk.

Toes Pointed Outward

While in the squat position, maintain a low stance and keep your chest up.

Maintain Low Squat

Begin to walk forward by taking small steps while staying in the squat position. Try to maintain the squat throughout the movement, feeling the engagement in your thighs and glutes.

Walking Movement

Take slow and controlled steps to ensure stability and focus on the muscles being worked.

Controlled Steps

To add variety, you can also perform the duck walk backward, maintaining the same squat position and toe orientation.

Backward Duck Walk

Perform the duck walk for a set distance or time, depending on your fitness level and goals.

Repetition

The duck walk is a unique exercise that targets various muscle groups, including the quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes. It's commonly used in strength training and warm-up routines to improve lower body strength and mobility.