March Madness Day 3 #FitIn5 29 Day Challenge
It is all below the belt today. I love any variation of a squat and today it is the sumo squat. I will keep this short so here is the breakdown.
Sumo Squats (using a kettlebell, dumbbell, or bodyweight) 1 minute
I stand with feet a little more than hip width apart and I keep the abdominal wall engaged, chest lifted, holding the weight between my legs. I squat slow and press through the heels.
Bridge lifts 1 minute
Lying on my back with feet hip width apart, I lift hips into bridge position squeezing and engaging the glutes, hamstrings, abdominals as I keep my head shoulders and arms on the floor. I slowly lower about half way down and then lift again. I add intensity by lifting one leg as shown and continuing the hip lifts.
Once I am finished, I bring my knees to my chest for a stretch. For more intensity, I repeat the sequence 2 or 3 more times.
Have a great day!!! 🙂
Consult your physician before beginning any new exercise program.
Posted on March 5, 2014, in Exercises, FIT IN 5 and tagged 5 minute workout, abdominal exercise, abs, beginner workout, bridge pose, butt workout, core, exercise, glutes, kettlebell, quick workout, squat, Sumo squat. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.