Just as push-ups are the quintessential upper body exercise; SQUATS are the lower body equivalent. A single squat will wake-up and workout your butt, hips, quadriceps, hamstrings, inner and outer thighs, calf muscles, ankle and feet, and build core strength. Whew!
That’s a lot of muscular involvement for one cool move. That’s why a squat is considered a powerful compound movement; one move = many muscles working together. Oh, I almost forgot to mention; joint flexibility and stability will also be enhanced by performing squats. We can even add balance to the equation by lifting your heels (balancing on your toes) as you straighten up from the squat. Let’s get squatting!
Today you will stand in front of your kitchen sink and rest your hands lightly on the edge of the counter. Look straight ahead as you reach your hips back and lower your bum down. Squat as deep as you can for a full-on attack of your butt and thighs.
Imagine you are reaching your hips and butt over a public toilet seat – go lower and hover. Get my drift?
If you are familiar with squatting do this today: Perform 10 squats every time you approach your kitchen sink today. Yes, I just said that! Imagine the beautiful shape of things to come. Shoot for 100 a day. Gotta aim high ladies!
Just learning? Fabulous! Perform 5 squats every time you approach your kitchen sink today. Fold you body over your legs following each squat set for a yummy stretch and release. Take a few breaths here.
No Hands Mom!
Reach your arms straight out in front of you. ‘Squat low and lift high onto your toes’ and count 1,2,3, Balance, balance, balance!
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