February 12 #29daysoftabatas, #thrivemovementmoment

February 12 #29daysoftabatas, #thrivemovementmoment

Day 12 of our 29 days of tabatas and today is a tabata of squats, 8 sets of 20 seconds of as many proper squats as possible then rest 10 seconds for a total of 4 minutes.  When we start our squats, we want to practice softening our knees and letting our hips slide back and hinge first.  Our knees will try to stay back behind our toes and our shins will be as vertical as possible by letting our bottoms go backwards.  The hip hinge is the key to successful squats! Listen to your body and go as low as you can without straining your knees or tucking under your bottom.   I am sharing late in the week our Katy Bowman restorative exercise and this one is a “hip list”, the name of this video is Aligned and WellTM: Knees and Hips, I found it at youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH6SNijSPgU.  Practicing this move will help your squats and your walking.  Happy Friday!