Figure 8 Squat

by Keli Roberts

Description

This squat sequence uses the kettlebell. A dumbbell will also work, but the handle of the kettlebell makes it much easier to pass from hand to hand as you perform the figure 8 action. First, come down into an isometric squat. Get low, keep the spine long, pass the kettlebell from hand to hand, wrapping them around in a figure 8 movement around the legs and passing it from handle to handle. To progress, start to bring the feet a little wider and go into a lunging action again, passing that kettlebell, staying low, working the back and the core muscles and the hips. Our last progression brings a swing and an explosive element into the movement as you push up off that one leg, drop the kettlebell in between, lower the hips, and drive up again.

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.