I hope you all enjoy your weekend! Starting Monday July 29 we have a new challenge! It’s time for squats! I love squats for a variety of reasons!  #1 it helps lift the booty, great lower body workout,  tones our legs and we work our core while doing these. I have many clients that don’t like squats because it hurts their knees. I am here to teach you better form and different ways you can do squats too! 🙂

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Proper Form is KEY!!

1. Stand with your feet about hip distance apart ( if you are a beginner have a chair behind you)

2. Tighten up your abs, think about pulling your belly button to your spine

3. We want the weight in our heels, so if you are comfortable practice lifting your toes up, this makes the weight shift to our heels

4. Now we are going to lower down as if you are trying to sit in a chair, try to get parallel to the floor, if this is hard then just drop down and little and come back up.

If you don’t have great flexibility in the hips than practice your stretching routine.

I always try to get at least 8-12 squats in per set

squats*Advanced, if you want to add more to this hold some weights in your hand.

You can also do a stability ball squat. Place your ball up against the wall and lean in. You have to trust the ball. Step your feet out in front of you so that when you squat down your knees are directly over your heels. Do 8-12 reps.

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