Plie Squat

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Standing up straight, hold a dumbbell in each hand. Move your legs until they are wider than shoulder-width apart, with toes facing outward, keeping legs slightly bent. Slowly bend your knees and lower your legs until your thighs are parallel to the floor, holding this movement for one second. Then press with the heel of the foot to return to the starting position. Repeat this movement until all required reps have been performed. Ensure that your upper body/arms remain stationary throughout this exercise.

 

Photography by Dave Laus

Words/Workout: Jen Jewell

Models: Jen Jewell, Theresa Jen Lopetrone