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1 Legged Squat with Kettlebell Low

by Keli Roberts

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A one legged squat is a fantastic way to train the lower body and address strength issues between the right and left side of the body. Start by holding a kettlebell. A dumbbell will also work for this exercise. Stand on one leg, come down, and then come back up as you maintain your balance. Keep very nice posture and spine and come down as low as you comfortably can. To progress this, bring the bell up into the rack position, which raises your center of gravity, making it more challenging. Come down into the squat and then come back up. Of course, that toe is always there if you need it. And then come down, sit into it, and then come back up. Now we're going to create some movement with the lower body by reaching the leg into a multi-directional range of motion. Reach back and then come up. Come out to the side, come back up, and then come in front and back up. Of course you want to maintain good posture, keep breathing, master each progression before you go forward and you'll get a great lower body workout.

About the Presenter

Keli Roberts

Keli Roberts IDEA Author/Presenter

Keli Roberts?is a specialized tier-three personal trainer at Equinox in Pasadena, California. She is a master trainer for Schwinn® Cycling and Gliding?, a Kettlebell® Concepts-sponsored athlete and is on the BOSU® development team. Keli is also known for her award-winning videos, books and training seminars. She is a spokesperson for ACE, a 2007 inductee to the National Fitness Hall of Fame and was awarded the 2003 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year Award.