Try: The Squat and Press

The best core strength training workouts are those that require strength, speed, coordination and balance.

So with that being said, what move should you try?

Give the squat and press a try.

The squat and press is a compound movement that works almost every muscle group in your body. Crazy huh?

Let’s break it down: While doing a squat and press the force generated from top to bottom puts your core to work by requiring it to tighten up throughout the entire movement.  Sweet!

  • First, get into starting position by grabbing a pair of dumbbells; one in each hand.
  • Make sure you can safely shoulder press the weight you choose, with good form, a minimum of 12 times.
  • Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart.
  • Bring the dumbbells up over your shoulders so your palms are facing forward, elbows are out to the side and your arms are bent at a 90 degree angle.
  • To Squat down by bending your legs at the knees until your thighs are almost parallel to the floor. Make sure your knees do not pass your toes.
  • Stand back up while keeping your abs tight–push up from the back of your heels.
  • Right before you reach the top, begin to shoulder press the dumbbells by pushing them straight up toward the ceiling.
  • Slowly bring them back down.

Try doing 12-15 reps, 3 to 4 sets

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About MoMonzie

So about me....where to start!?! I'm 32 years old and I work in radio. I am also a certified personal trainer and spin instructor. I fight for what I believe in, will do anything to help someone in need, I believe in paying it forward, I love to make others laugh while laughing at myself, and I just want to be inspired and inspire others. Is that good enough for now!? Don't be afraid to leave me a comment or two along my journey to becoming healthier. I'm going to need the support from time to time. Especially when I'm sore and in need of a nap! lol Catch me from 10am to 2pm on the Greatest Hits of All Time 104.3 CKWS FM (ckwsfm.com) And every Friday on Live@5, for the Dirt (ckws.com)

Posted on October 2, 2012, in Fitness, Health, Life, Lifestyle, Motivation, Nutrition, Success, Uncategorized, Weight Loss and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. This is a great workout move. I love doing it! And you’re right it works a lot.

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