Body Parts

  • Legs
  • Hamstrings
  • Gluteus maximus
  • Quadriceps Femoris

Position

  • Hold the weights alongside legs with the thumbs pointing forward.
  • Place the feet at shoulder width.
  • Keep the back straight.
  • Pull the shoulders slightly back.
  • Suck in the stomach and contract the abdominals.
  • Keep the head straight.

Execution

  • Place one foot forward with the toes pointing forward.
  • Keep the knees aligned.
  • Bend the knees until the back leg is parallel to the floor.
  • Lift the heel of the back foot.
  • Push with the forward foot to return to the starting position.
  • Push with the heel of the front foot.

Care

Always look forward. Never curve the back. Keep the abdominals contracted. Never let the knee of the front leg pass the toes. Keep the middle of the front kneecap aligned with the 2nd toe. Never lock the knees. Keep the weight on the heel of the front foot.

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