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Multitasking Move: Narrow Squat With Overhead Press

No exercise beats squats for toning up your lower half. It is easy to create many variations and turn this versatile move into a multitasking one. Changing the leg position of your squat is a great way to mix up your routine. Narrowing your stance works your inner thighs more as well as challenges your balance. Adding an overhead press to your squat makes this a full body exercise. This is also a great exercise for prepping your legs for downhill skiing.

Details on how to perform this squat variation when you

  • Begin standing with your legs together, arms raised to shoulder height with elbows bent, holding weights by your ears.
  • Squat toward the floor by bending your knees and reaching your bum back, as if you were sitting in a chair. Keep your legs squeezing together. Focus your weight into your heels. While squatting, raise your arms overhead into a parallel position.
  • Return to starting positions by pressing through your heels while bending your elbows to lower the weights back to shoulder level.
  • Repeat ten times, for two to three sets.

I like to use five to eight pound dumbbells for this exercise, but you should use whatever weight feels appropriate for you. Don't have a set of dumbbells? You can use full water bottles or soup cans to provide some extra weight.

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VeeKeeTee VeeKeeTee 7 years
i love them too
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Squats are killer, in a good way. :)
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