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Archive for June 9th, 2011

Squats

Posted by terrepruitt on June 9, 2011

Squats are good for the legs, especially glutes and quadriceps.  There are a lot of ways to do a squat.  For my ten minute workout we are just doing a non-fancy squat.  The original design of this exercise in the workout is to do it on a BOSU.  The rounded side of the BOSU is on the ground and you stand on the flat side.  Adding the BOSU in the mix allows for more work to be required of the full leg and ankles.  It is great balance practice.  A squat is a lowering of the entire body as if you are going to sit down.  Only lower down to about sitting-in-chair height.  Butt “reaching” back for the “chair”.  Then come back up to standing.  For these squats have your feet from hip-joint-width to shoulder width apart.

I feel it is important for one to be able to sit and stand without having use your arms to support yourself.  Squats are one way to ensure you can move up and down without help.

What do you want to know?

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Early Morning Exercisers

Posted by terrepruitt on June 9, 2011

HELLO!  So here is my Ten Minute Workout placeholder post so that YOU can comment.

I have one reader/friend who is doing the Ten Ten in Ten daily and she might even get her great hubby involved in it.  He works a lot but it might be that he can squeeze in ten minutes.  Yay!

Another reader/friend was kind enough just to check in.  She said she is not doing the 10 minute workout but she is doing her Nia.  She just commented to let me know.

Well?  Check in.  Say hi.  Tell me what you have on your schedule today.

In addition to my ten minute workout, I am going to post about the third exercise in the ten — Squats.   And I will be back to let you know when I have actually done the quick workout.

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June 9, 2011 at 11:31 am

I am posting this both as a comment and in the main post.

I did my ten minutes.  I am getting through it twice and I think there are two reasons for that (one I have stated already, but I am going to keep sharing it).  One is that because of my injured foot I am not going out very far on the lunges.  You might notice that doing a shorter step is faster and easier so you can do ten quicker.  I am working on being completely aware of my right foot and distributing the weight through all my toes — right now that is a huge challenge.  Two is — I think — because I am better at getting on the BOSU.  I can get on it faster and I know exactly where to put my feet now.

So . . . . what can you tell me?

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