This week’s exercise doesn’t require any equipment, making it a go-to movement anytime you want to get your blood flowing. This is a variation of a squat, and tones your glutes.
While we were filming the video for this exercise, as you can see, it wasn’t a fluid motion for me.
This was partially because my back injuries prevent me from squatting down very low, and partially because I was unsure of the correct form. It is not uncommon for us to research the form for a new exercise before we share it in our weekly posts. Like most people, we also require some guidance when pursuing a fitness regimen. No shame in seeking help!
So, for this exercise, we’ll reference the video below as it shares how to complete the movement correctly.
- Stand with your feet shoulder width apart.
- Cross one leg behind the other, at a 45 degree angle.
- Drop your hips down vertically, but focus on keeping your hips squared up- don’t swing out to the side.
- Return to the starting position.
- Complete the same movement with the opposite leg, then alternate legs until you complete 5-6 squats on each side. That is one set. Repeat 2-3 sets.
Please speak to your provider before starting any new exercise regimen.