Friday, February 27, 2009

Full-squat rotation

(works legs, butt, back, abs) Stand with feet wide, toes turned out diagonally. Raise arms overhead so they're parallel, palms facing forward. Squat down until thighs are parallel to ground, knees bent 90 degrees and aligned over ankles. Keep abs tight, chest high and shoulder blades pulled down and back. Straighten legs until knees are slightly bent, then pivot left leg to right on ball of foot as you turn body to right. Flip palms up and lower arms—elbows straight but not locked—in front of you until hands are at about chin level and not quite parallel to ground (as shown). Lean back over left leg, roll hips under and squeeze butt tight so that body forms a slight C shape. Look toward fingertips. Raise arms overhead, face front and return to deep-squat position, then repeat, turning body to left. Continue for two minutes.

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