A Kettlebell can add Intensity to a Traditional Squat

Kick up your squat workout with this kettlebell movement. It’ll spice things up and add more intensity to a traditional squat.

1. On a level surface with a lot of clear space around you, stand with your feet a little more than shoulder-width apart. Grasp the handle of a kettlebell with both hands. Bend your knees and squat as if you were sitting in a chair. Make sure your weight is over your heels and your chest is higher than your hips. Begin with the kettlebell below your chest.

2. Pressing into your left heel, swing the kettlebell up and over your left shoulder, keeping both arms straight. When your upper arms are near your ears, point your right toes on the floor and stop the momentum of the kettlebell in the air. Reverse directions and return to the start position, pause, then repeat on the other side. Continue alternating sides until you have completed 8 to 12 swings on each side.

Source : Los Angeles Times

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