Squat with Prying

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 feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Hold your hands in front your chest, your elbows pointing toward the floor.

MOVEMENT: Keeping your torso as upright as possible, push your hips back, bend your knees, and lower your body as far as you can. As your elbows reach the inside of your thighs, use your elbows to slowly pry your thighs apart, so that you can lower your body even deeper. Hold your deepest position for 10 seconds. If you cannot squat deep enough so that your elbows reach your thighs, do the exercise while facing the corner of wall. Place your hands against the wall and pry by gently pushing your body deeper into the squat.

Exercise Comments

No comments have been posted yet.

Follow Us

Explore FitClick
Browse this section for quick links to our workout routines and other popular workout and fitness features. From exercise programs to calories burned data, FitClick has the content you need to lead a healthy life. Find a workout routine, fitness program and more at your source for fitness information.
We have updated our Privacy Policy, effective May 25, 2018. We have done this in preparation for the EU's new data privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Please take the time to review our updated documentation by clicking on the Privacy Policy link at the bottom of this page. By continuing to use this service on or after May 25, 2018, you agree to our updated Privacy Policy.