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Lower Body Workout Series: Squats Part 2 (Want strong, lean legs and butt?)
How would you like to get fitness tips and suggestions from Kim Lyons nearly every day? She has great tips and ideas for easy exercise that you can do anywhere, anytime and they fit into everyday life. They are on her video blog at Fast Track where I'm a member.
I sent her a message on Fast Track and asked if I could feature her exercise videos here on my site. She said sure!
Here's what Kim had to say:
OK! Ready to work? It’s Day 2 of Squats. We’re going to get more advanced and I’m going to show you all kinds of variations.
Let’s review the basic form: Stand with your legs a little wider than shoulder width apart, set your hips back, sit into the squat, and have your toes pointing forward. All the weight stays on your heels.
What’s great about squats is you can focus on specific areas. Here are my six favorites:
>Squat down. As you come up, shift your weight and lift to the side. As you come back down into the squat point your toe downward with your heel pointed at the ceiling. SQUEEZE your outer thigh as you come up.
>This is a slight motion change. As you come up out of the squat, make a motion with your leg like you’re kicking a soccer ball.
>For this one, you go into a squat and, as you rise, kick back.
For all three of these moves, the mind-muscle connection is important. SQUEEZE your muscles!
Working Your Obliques
>Start with your legs a little wider apart. As you come up, do a crunch. Really squeeze your abs! If you want to make this, or any of these moves, more difficult, add weights.
>Go down nice and slow, then explode up. When you come up, your feet tap lightly together. If you make this a weighted squat your feet are a little wider together and when you explode up your feet do not come together. This will get your heart rate up and you’ll burn a ton of calories!
>I like to end my squat workout with this one. It stretches all your muscles. Go down, rock side, side, center and then up.
There you have it! What I really like about all these squats is you can mix them up. There’s no reason to get bored with squats. So…I expect all of you to master all of these squats. Let me know how you do!
Most Fit Tips from Kim are featured here on Mondays. Check back here each Monday for more exercise tips and ideas from Kim Lyons and Fast Track to Fat Loss.
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