Plié Squat into Side Kick

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Move Targets: Quads, hamstrings, and gluteus 


Step-By-Step:

Step 1: Stand with your feet a little wider than hip-width apart and turn your toes out. Lower into a squat, placing your hands on your hips.

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Step 2: Lower into a squat, placing your hands on your hips.

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Step 3: Stand up, shifting the weight into your left leg, and lift your right leg off the floor. Kick your right leg out to the side, trying to get it parallel to the floor.

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Step 4: Bring your leg back in and down, returning to the squat position. That's one rep. Do as many as you can in 30 seconds, then repeat with your left leg for 30 seconds.

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Modification (Beginner):  Decrease your range of motion by squatting down less and kicking lower. Break the moves apart: do a plié squat, stand up, then kick.


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