Tuesday, January 29, 2013
This three-in-one exercise will get your glutes, thighs, and abdominals in top form. The prisoner squat stretches your chest as it works your butt and thighs; the steam engine targets your abs and hip flexors; and the reverse lunge brings the focus back to your lower body. Ready, set, go!
Stand with your feet slightly more than hip width apart and place your hands behind your head.
Pull your abs in tight and slowly lower yourself into a squat, then return to standing position.
Lower your right elbow and raise your left knee, bringing them toward each other; switch sides.
When you're back in standing position, step back with one leg into a lunge, keeping your torso upright. Be sure that your back knee does not touch the ground. Repeat lunge with the opposite leg.
Return to the starting position to complete the combination, then repeat.