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Squat to Posterior Chain Stretch

Posted by GymAmerica
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 5:39pm filed under Thighs

Calories Burned:  408 calories per hour   (based on a body weight of 150 lbs.)
Primary Muscles Trained:  Quadriceps
START: Stand tall with your feet set slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.

MOVEMENT: Keeping your legs as straight as possible, reach down and grab your toes with your hands. Then, without letting go of your toes, lower your body as far as you can by pushing your hips back and bending your knees. Your arms should go on the inside of your legs. Keep your weight in your heels. The tops of your thighs should be parallel to the floor or lower. Actively work to keep your chest lifted and your shoulders pulled down and away from your ears. Hold this position for a few seconds, then push your hips up and try to straighten your legs. Don't let go of your toes throughout the entire movement.  That's one repetition. Do 8 reps total.

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