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Don’t Like Squats? Give These Exercises A Try!

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If Your Tired Of Squats, These Exercises Can Help!

Alright. Let’s have a show of hands. Who likes doing squats?

Don’t all raise your hands at once!

This is the usual response I see when asking this question. The truth is that while squats are a very effective exercise for toning your tummy, butt, and thighs, most people do not like doing them. The complaints range from squats being too boring to taking a toll on the knees. So what can one do to tone their thighs, abs, and glutes without performing squats?

Well, you came to the right place!

The following article provides some exercises you can do that do not involve squatting. These exercises are just as effective as squats and will take some pressure off of those knee joints.

See the exercises below and be sure to pass these along to your friends who are looking for some nice alternative exercises to the dreaded squats!

By NATALIE GINGERICH

Wall Bridge

Lie on your back with your butt against the wall and arms at your sides. Bend your knees and plant your feet 3 to 4 feet up the wall. Raise your lower and middle back off floor, keeping your shoulder blades on the ground. Hold for a deep inhale, then exhale and slowly return to the starting position.

MAKE IT HARDER


Cross your right ankle over your left knee so that only your left foot is on wall.

MAKE IT EASIER


Don’t use the wall. Keep your feet flat on floor as you lift into a bridge.

Toe Reaches

Lie on the floor with your heels pressed against the wall, your legs straight. Reach your right hand toward your left foot, allowing your right shoulder to raise off the floor. Return to the starting position. Repeat with your left hand and right foot. Continue to alternate until you’ve completed all reps.

MAKE IT HARDER


Perform the exercise with your feet stacked toe to heel.

MAKE IT EASIER


Reach toward your knees.

Knee Press

Lie on your back with your butt against the wall, knees bent, and feet planted 3 to 4 feet up the wall. Raise your butt and back off the floor and cross your right ankle over your left knee. Without moving the rest of your body, pulse your knee toward the wall 20 times. Lower your body, and repeat on your left side.

MAKE IT HARDER


As you press your knee, lift and lower your hips a couple of inches with each rep.

MAKE IT EASIER


Do the move with your butt on the floor.

See the full article from Prevention.com here.

To Your Health And Wellness!

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