Are you ready to get sweaty this month? Your rear will be SIZZLIN’ at the end of this 30-Day Squat Challenge! Print out the Summer Squat Challenge calendar, hang it on your fridge, and get busy squatting! Complete the daily totals and your core, legs, and butt will be looking (more) fabulous by mid-summer!
Squats! What is the proper form for squats? This video will demonstrate, as well as show you some alternative squats!
If you are a total beginner with squats, you may want to cut the number in half. Squatting is NOT about bending your knees – you need to use your core to stabilize your body and control the movement. Make sure you are sticking your booty out behind you and that your knees are not going out in front of your toes. You can use an actual chair if it helps you… Stand up straight and then sit back like you would if you were actually going to sit down. Once you feel the chair on your butt, squeeze your glute muscles to lift yourself back up to a standing position. Do not actually sit down! Another trick is to stand facing a wall, staying about six inches away. This will force you to push your booty back, instead of your knees forward!
An alternative for the squat is the glute bridge. Lie face-up on the floor with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor, hip-width apart. Raise your hips so your body forms as straight line from your shoulders to your knees. Pause in the up position, then lower your body back to the starting position. Click here to see a demonstration.
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