What’s your favorite exercise? Mine are SQUATS!!!!
So since June is my Birthday month…we’re going to squat till we drop! Who’s with me???
This isn’t just any ole’ squat challenge though…every day, we’ll do different variations of squats!
Stand with your head and back against a wall. Position your feet shoulder-width apart, about 18 inches from the wall, and keep your arms at your sides. Lower your body into a squat position until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Hold this position for 3 seconds then lift up and repeat.
Stand with your feet wide, toes turned out, holding a dumbbell with both hands. Bend your knees and squat down as low as you find comfortable. Straighten your legs back to the start position.
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and place your hands behind your head, elbows out. Keeping your chest up and back flat, push your hips back and bend your knees until your thighs are nearly parallel to the floor. Push through your heels to return to start.
Narrow Squat with Back Kick
Stand with your feet touching. Hold your hands comfortably in front of your chest or on your hips, and bend your knees, lowering your hips deeply so your thighs are parallel with the floor. Then rise back up, straightening the legs completely, and lift the left leg behind you for a back kick. Lower the foot back to the floor in a narrow squat position. Do another squat and then straighten the leg. Do a back kick with the right leg and step the right foot back to meet the left.
Bulgarian Leg Lift
Squat with Lateral Leg Lift
With your hands on your hips and your feet hip-width apart, bend your knees to lower into a squat. Pause, then stand and lift your right leg out to the side as high as you can. Return to start. That’s one rep. Repeat with the left leg.
Triple Pulse Squats
Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Lower down and back into a squat (push your butt to the back and keep your weight in the heels of your feet). Hold and pulse three times, staying low and pulsing up and down 1-2 inches. Stand and repeat.
Think about sinking LOW into the squat, bringing your thighs parallel to the floor.
In a standing position, place your hands behind your head. Push your bottom back and lower it towards the floor, keeping your heels down, until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Explode up, jumping into the air and turning 90 degrees to the right, and instantly pushing down into another squat. Jump again to twist 90 degrees back to your starting direction, and squat again.Jump again to twist 90 degrees to the left, squatting to absorb the landing, then jump again to return to your start direction.
Squat & Kick
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, hands behind your head, and elbows out to the sides. Bend your knees and sit back as far as you can. Push back to start, then kick your right leg in front of you, foot flexed. That’s one rep. Repeat, kicking with your left leg, and continue alternating.