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July 18, 2006

Easy Home Exercise: Sports Cord Squat

Sports Cord Squat. This exercise uses over 240 muscles and is the best exercise to tone the lower body. Primary muscles include the glutes, quadriceps, and hamstrings. Secondary muscles include the calves, lower back, hip abductors, hip adductors, and the core muscles. To perform this exercise correctly,

1. Start with feet shoulder width apart, toes pointing slightly angled out
2. Make sure hips, knees and toes are aligned correctly throughout the range of motion, with the cord underneath the middle of the feet
3. Hands are placed on the shoulders, holding on to the cord. Make sure that the chest is up and shoulders are back throughout the range of motion
4. As you lower your center of gravity, the glutes push back as if you were sitting down, bending at the hips and knees
5. Make sure the knees do not pass over the toes, and stay on your heels
6. Also make sure that you don’t lean too forward, which can cause strain on the lower back
7. Remember to keep the core tight throughout the range of motion
8. Beginners should start without any resistance and progress slowly

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at July 18, 2006 1:22 PM

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