Plie Squat with Upright Row Exercise
Get a lot of bang for your muscles with the combo exercise! Works the thighs, shoulders, butt, core and hamstrings.
This is a combination exercise that works several large muscle groups at one time. It's great for a time crunch or just an extra challenge to add to your regime. We recommend this be used for those days when you're in a time crunch and a shorter exercise routine is in order.
How to perform The Plie Squat with Upright Row:
- Stand with your feet a little more than shoulder-width apart and toes pointed slightly outward. Hold a 3 to 5 pound dumbbell in each hand in front of your thighs, palms facing inward. Squat and drop your arms straight down toward the floor until you feel a stretch in your inner thighs (do not lift your heels). Return to standing.
Note: You can also use just one weight if you're a beginner or just want a lighter workout. See illustration below.
- Point your elbows away from your body, keep your shoulders down, and draw the dumbbells up your chest as if zipping a jacket, keeping the weights close to your body. Lower your arms to complete the repetition.
- Do as many reps as you can in four minutes (about 20 to 40).
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