Friday, August 7, 2009

Friday Fitness Fun!

For an all over body strengthening exercise, try the Dumbbell Squat Press.

This move hits your shoulders, hamstrings, glutes, quads and calves.

You need a set of hand weights ( 5, 8, 10 or more pounds).

Stand with your feet hip-width apart, place a dumbbell outside each foot. With arms at your sides, squat until your thighs are parallel to the floor.

Grab each dumbbell and straighten your legs while pressing the dumbbells overhead.

Squat again and place the dumbbells to the floor.

Return to standing. That would be 1 rep. Try to do 3 sets of 10-12 reps, rest for30 seconds between sets.
* place your weight in your heels and squeeze your glutes as you stand*
Thanks to Women's Health Magazine

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