The squat. There are seemingly endless possibilities to carry out this basic movement: the Plie, Curtsy, Forward, Sideways, Backward, Jump … etc. And the move in all its forms has remained so long because it works!
Try another variant this week: The Split Squat .
To perform this movement, you can balance the back leg on a sturdy chair or, if you feel extra secure (and core strength!), You can swap the chair for a large stability ball.
This squat is part of a series of exercises in which the chair is used as a fitness machine, with movements for every fitness level from beginner to beginner. The results? Fabulous legs that you want to show off before the end of summer!
What to do: Stand 3 to 4 feet in front of a chair and look away from it. Place the upper foot of the right foot on the seat and stretch your arms forward, palms pressed together. Flex your front knee as far as possible to your front leg until your left thigh is parallel to the floor and your right knee reaches the floor. Pause, then get up again. Do 6-8 repetitions, then switch sides and repeat the process to complete 1