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
*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.