Samara Donald is: The Gym Coach

Make the most of your workout!

One legged squat

Tired of doing the same old squats? Kick it up a notch by doing one leg at a time.

Muscles worked: Quads, glutes, hamstrings
Time to complete: 7-8 minutes
You will need: A doorway or something to hold on to

  1. Stand in the middle of the doorway with your feet hip width apart and grasp the edges of the doorway (or around a post) securely
  2. Raise your right leg slightly off the ground, and slowly descend by bending your left knee into a 90 degree angle (imagine sitting in a chair)
  3. When you are at 90 degrees, push through the heel and ascend to the starting position
  4. Repeat for a total of 12 times on your left leg then switch to your right for 12 times to complete a full set. Rest 30 seconds then repeat 2 more full sets
  5. *Tip: Try to keep the grip on the doorway/post as light as possible, to keep the exercise focused in your legs
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This entry was posted on January 28, 2008 by in Uncategorized.
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