The sideways Smith machine squat is a variation of the traditional squat that targets the quads and glutes in a unique way.
To perform the exercise, stand sideways to the Smith machine with your feet shoulder-width apart and the bar resting on your shoulders.
Slowly lower your body down into a squat, keeping your knees in line with your toes and your back straight.
Pause at the bottom of the squat, then push back up to the starting position.
Repeat for several reps, then switch sides and perform the exercise on the other leg.
The sideways Smith machine squat is a challenging exercise that requires balance and stability, making it a great addition to any leg day routine.
In addition to targeting the quads and glutes, this exercise also engages the core and improves overall lower body strength and stability.