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Plie Squat with Upright Row Exercise

Essential 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Do as many reps as you can in four minutes (about 20 to 40).

Plie Squat with Upright Row

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