Weekly Exercise

Exercise of the Week: Shoulder Press, Squat Combo

Exercises that combine movements that work different sets of muscles at once are ideal if you want to increase the difficulty of the exercise. They also help get a full-body workout into your day if you are short on time. This week’s example works your shoulders, glutes, hip flexors, and quads.

  • Stand with your legs about shoulder-width apart, holding a weight on each hand.
  • Lift the weights so you’re palms are facing inward, and raise them to about ear level.
  • Squat down, moving as close as you can to having your thighs parallel to the ground.
  • As you straighten up, keep your weight centered at your heels (but watch your balance!). You want to avoid leaning forward.
  • Once you are back in the starting position, lift one of the weights straight upward.
  • Bring the weight back to the starting position.
  • Repeat the movement, this time raising the opposite weight once you’ve returned to the starting position after squatting.

Please speak to your provider before starting any new exercise regimen.

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