Shake up your squat routine with the pulsing plié squat, which targets glutes and inner thighs:
- Start in second position, with your legs opened wide to the sides and your toes turned slightly outward. Placing your hands on your hips, bend your knees, going as low as you can. Make sure your shoulders remain directly over your hips and your back stays in a straight vertical line. Use the mirror to monitor your posture, and do make sure to keep your heels directly below your knees to avoid harming the joint.
- While holding second position, in a pulsing fashion, lower and raise your hips one inch for 10-15 reps.
- Stay at your lowest point, reverse the emphasis of the pulse, and begin to lift your hips up one inch in a very tiny range of motion for 10-15 reps.
- Now, extend arms in front of you (as shown) and hold for 20 counts at your lowest point.