Add some squats into your next workout, with these four squat variations
Welcome back to Workout Wednesday! Time to tone those legs! Squats are the ever-popular way to spruce up your workout this week! Here are four types of squats to include, be sure to check out our tips and tricks to be sure your form is on point! Be sure you are subscribed to our Youtube channel to never miss a workout!
Squats are compound movements and everyone should be doing them in some form! Beyond the obvious perks of toning your legs (and booty!), squats are good for improving your posture, and maintaining balance!
Here are squat variations, 4 ways. Mix these into your next leg day, or grab your Ultimate Sports Bra and checkout the workout at the end of this blog!
1. Body Weight
These can be a great addition to any workout, or an important part of the warm up process on leg day. Keep your movement slow and controlled as you focus on your form. Be sure you squat to your lowest point, where your hips and knees are in line (perpendicular to the floor)
2. Dumbbell Squats
Have a dumbbell in each hand as you squat, bringing the weight to the outside of your knees. Be sure to keep your chest high, and weight in your heels!
3. Barbell Squats
Have the bar on the base of your neck, with your grip wide. Be sure to keep you chest lifted and weight in your heels. As you come up drive your hips forward and squeeze your glutes! Always warm up with body-weight squats before adding weight!
4. Jump Squats
Get your heart rate up with, or with-out weight using jump squats! Be sure to push all the way through your toes pointing them in the air!
If you are itching for a good workout, check out the Full-body HITT we did in week one! Add weight to your jump squats, and end with 3x10 dumbbell squats to really hit those legs!
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