Join Jake Feree for an exercise that targets the upper and lower body by utilizing balance, working the back, thighs, shoulders, and core.
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Plie Squat with Dumbbell Diagonals Exercise Hi! I’m Jake from Reno, Nevada. The exercise that we’re going to do right now is a plie squat - plie squat with dumbbell diagonals. It is a core transverse abdominal kind of a move. That is going to be engaging all of your abs, basically trying to get more movement into the body to help burn more calories. When you do a plie squat, we want to try to get the feet so they’re angled out to the side. We’re positioning our legs so that they’ll go further than shoulder width apart. And we want to make sure that when we squat, we were trying to keep that our knees so it’s in the same line as the foot. Now, we’re going to have to be putting pressure on the joints. We’re going to go ahead and squat down, we’re going to use dumbbells here and we’re going to involve some core movement into this exercise. We are going to hold the dumbbells like so. We’re starting again with the spread of the arms and we’re going to come up to the side bringing those weights together and then coming back down and up to the side. The benefit behind this exercise is we are targeting the front part of your shoulders and then also engaging the absolute -- with the rotation. Big important key on this one is that we want to make sure that we are not swinging to the side putting pressure on that back but we’re keeping it nice and slow and nice and smooth. We should notice that your butt, your gluts, your hamstrings, your quads, your whole legs are going to be burning just because you’re holding that squat position. We’re going to do this for about 15 reps on each side and that’s going to go and take care of it. We’re hitting so many muscle groups with that exercise, it’s such a great one because you’re constantly burning calories and constantly hitting pretty much the whole body. And I’m Jake and thank you for watching Studio for Fitness.

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