Squat to Stand

Posted by FitClick
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 4:28pm filed under Thighs

Calories Burned:  408 calories per hour   (based on a body weight of 150 lbs.)
Primary Muscles Trained:  Quadriceps
START: Stand tall with your legs straight and your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.

MOVEMENT: Bend your knees, push your hips back, and reach down to grab your toes. You should be in a squat position. Place your fingers underneath the front of your shoes. All your weight should be in your heels. Your arms are straight. The tops of your thighs should be parallel to the floor or lower. Actively work to keep your chest lifted and you shoulders pulled down and away from your ears. Staying in the squat position, raise your right arm up high and wide. Release it back down to your toes. Then raise your left arm up high and wide and release it back down. Without moving from the squat position, raise one arm up, and then the other. Now stand up. Do 8 repetitions.

From the MH Experts: This move loosens your quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, groin, and lower back.

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