Workout Wednesdays: Squats

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Squats. Everyone tells you do to them but why?

Squats make the difference between having a butt and a booty. They also work your hips, thighs and quads. They strengthen your core, hamstrings, bones and ligaments. They are also responsible for increasing the size of your legs, giving them definition.

So, yes, squats are essential in creating the perfectly shaped lower body you desire.
Here are few ways to do a squat:

Regular Squats: In a standing position, part your legs approximately two feet at the heels. Your hands should be on your waist. Bend your knee and lower your body at the hips until your thighs are horizontal then raise your body back to its starting position. Repeat for two sets of 20.

Note: You can also work your arms by using free weights while doing this type of squat.

Plié Squat. In a standing position, part your legs approximately two feet at the heels. Your toes should be pointing outward and hands should be on your waist. Bend your knee and lower your body at the hips until your thighs are horizontal then raise your body back to its starting position. Repeat for two sets of 20.

Wall Sit. A very simple exercise that firms up those thighs! Place your back against the wall. Lower yourself from the hips until your legs form a 90-degree angle. In this position your body should appear to be sitting. Hold this position for as long as possible.

Note: Although it may not seem so, the wall sit is essentially a squat. Rather than raising yourself with each rep, you simply hold the squatting position for as long as possible while strengthening all the muscles that are engaged in this exercise.

Squat away!

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  1. Briana says

    These kill me but I can always tell they are working 🙂 the boys like it too

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