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Squat with Prying

Posted by GymAmerica
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 5:39pm filed under Thighs

Calories Burned:  408 calories per hour   (based on a body weight of 150 lbs.)
Primary Muscles Trained:  Quadriceps
START: Stand tall with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Hold your hands in front your chest, your elbows pointing toward the floor.

MOVEMENT: Keeping your torso as upright as possible, push your hips back, bend your knees, and lower your body as far as you can. As your elbows reach the inside of your thighs, use your elbows to slowly pry your thighs apart, so that you can lower your body even deeper. Hold your deepest position for 10 seconds. If you cannot squat deep enough so that your elbows reach your thighs, do the exercise while facing the corner of wall. Place your hands against the wall and pry by gently pushing your body deeper into the squat.

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