Primary muscles: Glutes, inner thighs, chest
Secondary muscles: Quads, hamstrings, hip flexors, calves, arms
PLIE SQUAT SCOOP UP INSTRUCTIONS
1. Stand with your feet in a wide stance, your toes pointing out to the sides, and hold a dumbbell in each hand with your palms facing up.
2. Squat until your thighs are parallel to the floor, and lower the dumbbells close to your knees.
3. Stand up and bring the dumbbells together in front of your chest.
4. Repeat until the set is complete.
PROPER FORM AND BREATHING PATTERN
Keep your core tight, your back straight, and maintain your knees in line with your toes. Breathe in as you squat and lower the dumbbells, and breathe out as you push through the heels to stand up and scoop the dumbbells up.
The plie squat scoop up is a compound move that targets your glutes, thighs, legs, hips, chest and arms. This is a full body exercise that boosts the metabolism, strengthens the whole body and improves your fitness level.
SETS AND REPS
Start with plie squats to practice proper exercise form and, once you’re ready to increase the challenge, add 2 or 3 sets of 12 to 15 plie squats scoop up to your full body workouts.
To calculate the number of calories burned doing the plie squat scoop up, enter your weight and the duration of the exercise: