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Transform Your Workout Day 6: Intensive Parallel Squats with Jackie Keller!

Posted by on Nov. 4, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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Jackie Keller is a certified personal trainer, wellness coach, nutrition educator, and the author of Body After Baby -- and she wants to help YOU get healthy and fit! Her tip? Intensive Parallel Squats for a sexy behind!

From Jackie:

How to do an intensive parallel squat:

1. Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart and your back to the front of a chair.

2. Keeping your back straight, slowly lower your buttocks toward the seat, as if you were planning to sit on its edge. Keep your stomach tight, and push your hips out behind you without arching your back. It should be flat. When your butt touches the edge of the chair, straighten up slowly, squeezing your hips under and tightening up your buttocks as you stand.

3. Make certain not to lock your joints and keep the tension constant throughout the motion. Might as well do a Kegel squeeze as you stand, too!

4. Repeat at least 5 times, or more if you can. Work up to twenty or thirty repetitions.

A simple but effective exercise you can do anywhere there's a chair!

Did you try these squats? Tell us how many -- and if you're feelin' the burn!

Jackie Keller is the Founding Director of NutriFit, LLC, a company that delivers healthy meals and provides nutritional support and wellness coaching. She has 23 years experience in the nutrition field and has shared her expertise with famous clients such as Reese Witherspoon and Penelope Cruz. Jackie is also a certified personal trainer, wellness coach, nutrition educator, and the author of Body After Baby: The Simple 30-Day Plan to Lose Your Baby Weight.

Stay tuned for tomorrow's tip from bodybuilder and personal trainer Carla Birnberg!

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by on Nov. 4, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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tabby1979
by on Nov. 7, 2011 at 10:43 AM

Did about ten till my knee started hurting....

newmami10
by on Nov. 7, 2011 at 11:02 AM
Will be trying when dd goes down for her nap :)
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gina413
by on Nov. 7, 2011 at 11:04 AM

I was trying to make it to at least 30.  After, 11 I truly started feeling the burn.  I kept going.  I want to be looking good by the summer.  Yes, I did feel the burn. 

jenniferlee_12
by on Nov. 7, 2011 at 11:07 AM

Will do them when I lay Evan down.

mooknmama
by on Nov. 7, 2011 at 11:07 AM

I just did 25, ahhh squats!!  i'll pay for them tomorrow lol!!!

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KaylaMillar
by on Nov. 7, 2011 at 11:12 AM

 i felt the burn after 5! lol

 

 

 

pinkcsmtlgy
by on Nov. 7, 2011 at 11:13 AM

Wow I felt the burn after 13.

mum1
by on Nov. 7, 2011 at 11:16 AM
Will do these when I get home
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MJR51322
by on Nov. 7, 2011 at 11:16 AM

I did 12 and OUCH

A.Pace
by on Nov. 7, 2011 at 11:18 AM

Today is actually my rest day! Mondays are usually crazy busy for me, so I made it my rest day. I will definitely add these to my routine tomorrow and post again with how I felt afterward!

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