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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
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xquisitepassion
by on Nov. 17, 2011 at 8:14 AM

I got 12 of these in :-)!

musicpisces
by Suzanne on Nov. 18, 2011 at 12:27 AM
Did some good squats today before my run!
musicpisces
by Suzanne on Nov. 18, 2011 at 12:28 AM
Squeezing in lots of squats in anticipation of lots of skiing this year!
Stefanie83
by Ruby Member on Nov. 21, 2011 at 12:18 PM

love squats  ;) 

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