Week one of Sol Fitness Adventure’s Traveler Wellness Program focused on floor exercises to strengthen the ‘core.’ This week transitions to standing exercises. Here, the core muscles of the spine and stomach act as stabilizers for larger, total body movements. Think about drawing your belly button to the spine while the hips and legs – glutes, hamstrings and quadriceps – control the major movement.
Week Two, Day Two: Squats
Start Position: Stand with the feet hip-width apart. Keep the eyes straight ahead and the chest lifted to the sky. Shift the weight back into the heels. Inhale.
Squat: Exhale. Initiate the movement from the hip socket. Sit the butt back as if reaching for a chair behind you. Keep the knees over the heels. Pushing the feet into the ground, move from the hips first as you stand up tall. Repeat 12 – 15 reps.