1. Health

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:

http://exercise.about.com/cs/weightlifting/l/blplierow.htm

was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

Most Emailed Articles

Worst Ways To Handle Conflict

 

Plie Squat with Upright Row

*Check with Your Physician Before Beginning Any Exercise Program!

How to Do It

Holding light-medium barbell or dumbbells, standing with feet wide, toes out at a comfortable angle. Slowly lower into a squat, keeping knees and toes in alignment and, at the same time, raise the baribell up towards your mid-chest. Slowly stand back up and lower the weight. Repeat for 1 to 3 sets of 12-16 repetitions, with a 20-30 second rest between sets.

This exercise works the quads, hamstrings, inner thighs and glutes, as well as the traps and the shoulders

Tips

*During the plie squat, make sure your knees do not go over your toes
*Keep your toes at a comfortable angle, and make sure your knees follow the direction of your toes to avoid knee pain.
*During the upright row, make sure you keep you elbows above the bar and your wrists straight
*You can place your hands closer together or farther apart, according to your comfort level.



You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.