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Basic squat
Beginner

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  • Feet are shoulder width apart
  • Shoulders back
  • Core engaged
  • Keep your back flat and your chest up. (Don’t fall forward/round the back)
  • Knees stay in line with your toes
  • Heels maintain contact with the floor
  • Back stays flat as you send your hips down and back
  • Continue to squat until your hips are below your knees

Dumbbell thruster
Intermediate

  • Feet are shoulder width apart
  • Shoulders back
  • Core engaged 
  • Dumbbells rest on your shoulders
  • Keep your back flat and your chest up.  (Don’t fall forward/round the back)
  • Knees stay in line with your toes
  • Heels maintain contact with the floor
  • Back stays flat as you send your hips down and back
  • Continue to squat until your hips are below your knees
  • As you stand up, extend your hips and legs quickly and then press the dumbbells overhead. Engage your core at the top of the movement

Pistol
advanced

  • Feet are shoulder width apart
  • Shoulders back
  • Core engaged. Balance on one leg
  • Hips go down and back while maintaining your heel on the ground
  • Other leg does not touch the ground
  • Chest stays up as you drive through the heel to stand up then alternate legs

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