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Squats for the Buns, Hips and Thighs Part 2

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Updated June 25, 2012

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Sumo Squat
Squats for the Buns, Hips and Thighs Part 2
Paige Waehner
The sumo squat is a wide-legged squat with a focus on the inner thighs, a nice variation on traditional squats. Because your toes are turned out at an angle, the key to keeping this move safe is to make sure your knees stay in line with the toes. How far you squat will depend on the flexibility of your inner thighs, so only go as far as you comfortably can.
  1. Stand in a wide stance with toes out at about a 45-degree angle (or whatever feels comfortable).
  2. Hold a heavy dumbbell or kettlebell (shown) in both hands and, keeping the torso upright, bend the knees into a squat.
  3. Lower as far as you can, keeping the knees in line with the toes.
  4. Push into the heels to come up and repeat for 1-3 sets of 8-16 reps.
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