Squat ‘N’ Kick!
Targets: Booty, legs and core.
I love squats. I love kicking. Need I say more? I LOVE these!
Squats with a kick are fun, fab cardio and a twist that uses a bit more of your body. It works your core, inner thighs, glutes and is a heart rate mega booster.
You do NOT need weights. This move is amazing body weight only: just move a little faster if you can. I’m using a sandbag (doesn’t she photograph well? I love her), but you can use dumbells OR do it prisoner style (hands behind your head).
How to do it….
A. Feet wider than hips, chest up, shoulders back: squat down and back into a deep squat. Take your feet out wider to squat down a little more if you can.
B. Come up to standing as you lift one leg out and forward into a push kick (imagine you’re pushing open a door). Try not to lean back as you kick and use your core (not your hip flexor) to lift up the leg. Think about bringing your hip up to your rib cage.
C. Sink back down in the squat and repeat on the other side.
Kill these! Work up to 20 or so, then increase your weights (if using dumbbells, place them by your shoulders).
Like my sandbag? Deets here!