This Simple Move Tones Your Legs And Butt

Did you set a resolution to move even more in the new year? Or, are you just looking to kick off a new fitness routine? Our video series, 60 Seconds To Fit, is here to help. Each one-minute clip breaks down a different exercise, showing you how to do it with perfect form. "In the beginning, you might perform the moves at a slower pace and for a shorter duration than you expected, and that’s okay," explains celebrity trainer Suzanne Bowen. "Having good form means you’ll work the correct muscles — and help prevent injuries. It’s about cultivating strength and control," she says.

Goblet Squat

The Goblet Squat is a great move for your lower body.

To do it, hold a dumbbell vertically at your chest, cupping the top end in your hands. Squat down to lower your butt toward the floor. Keep your chest upright — don't lean forward! — and keep your weight in your heels, not on your toes. Make sure your knees don't extend past your toes as you squat.

Get as low as you can while maintaining good form, then push through your heels to stand back up. Do 10-12 squats, rest, and repeat up to two more times. As you progress and get stronger, use a heavier dumbbell, increase your speed, and work up to doing three or four sets of 15 squats each.

For beginners, do the move with just your body weight (no dumbbell).


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