March 2 #31daysoftabatavariations

March 2 #31daysoftabatavariations

Day 2 of 31 days of tabata variations to help us joyfully March into Spring!  Today’s tabata is either kettlebell goblet squats or just regular body weight squats.  For either squat you want to start with your feet fully grounded into the ground and slightly externally torqued.  Your toes are pointed forward but it feels like your are spreading the ground between them… this slight torque protects the knees and engages the glutes.  Soften your knees and let your hips/bottom slide backwards, keeping your spine neutral and back fairly flat.  Keep your shoulders pinched back and chest open, and neck in line with the rest of your body.  For the goblet squat you hold the kettlebell at your chest during the squat.  Try to keep your shins as vertical as possible and aim to have your knees behind your toes.  At the top of the squat stand tall and squeeze your glutes.  Do as many proper form squats as you can in 20 seconds, then rest 10 seconds and do 8 sets total.