Single Leg Squat Lift right leg behind you. Bend left knee coming into a shallow squat, bending knee to about 50 degrees. Straighten left knee. Repeat 9 more times. Remember to keep hips square and your knee over your foot. To increase difficulty add hand weights, starting with five pounds. Reps: 2 sets of 10; build to 3 sets of 12 Strengthens: Quads and glutes
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Bridge and Scoop- Lie faceup on floor with knees bent 90 degrees, feet on floor with bar resting across hips. Lift hips, squeezing glutes. Raise right foot several inches, pointing toes with knee bent. Slowly kick leg forward and up in an arc until leg is extended; bend knee, lower leg back to start, and repeat. Keep hips lifted, squeezing glutes throughout the exercise. Do 15-18 reps with right leg; lower hips, then repeat with opposite leg. #glutes #hamstrings