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

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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
Replies (41-50):
MrsDavid
by on Nov. 7, 2011 at 10:35 PM

Two sets of 15.

MamaKarrot
by on Nov. 7, 2011 at 10:36 PM

Yeah I definitely felt it after just 5, lol.  These make my legs super sore the next day - in a good way, haha.

kerryket
by on Nov. 7, 2011 at 11:07 PM
I'm done today, but will try this tomorrow!
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millermom07
by on Nov. 7, 2011 at 11:09 PM

I didn't try these today.  Maybe I'll give them a shot sometime soon, but honestly, squats KILL me!!! lol

mommy23boyz
by on Nov. 8, 2011 at 1:22 AM
I did 20....my legs are going to be screaming at me tomorrow..
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MooNFaeRie30
by Bronze Member on Nov. 8, 2011 at 5:27 AM

These are really hard! I got to about 15 and then couldn't do it anymore

wright1212
by on Nov. 8, 2011 at 7:31 AM

 i will try them, this is one of those i want to do daily!

Ruttyhas5boys
by on Nov. 8, 2011 at 10:20 AM

I can actually visualize this one so am going to try it too!  I hope my knees won't hurt!

KREP
by on Nov. 8, 2011 at 10:27 AM
I did this. I didn't think it was going to be as difficult as it was, after the first few, my legs were burning. Might be sore tomorrow. Lol
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Kevsgirl0610
by on Nov. 8, 2011 at 11:45 AM

I just did 10

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