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WEIGHT MANAGEMENT BASICS #24: # 7 ABS, QUADS, AND GLUTES. Today I want to tell you about an exercise for three muscle groups at the same time that can provide better posture, better stability to help prevent falls, and more calorie-burning at rest. The largest muscles in the body are the Glutes (Gluteus Maximus and Gluteus Minimus), and the Quadricep (four Muscles on the front of your thigh). The Abs or stomach muscles are important for maintaining upper body posture with many exercises but especially Squats. With the Squat, you can work all these muscle groups out at the same time either with or without weights. Make sure your back is flat and not slumped by keeping your abs tight and the shoulders back. Then push your butt straight back as you bend your knees forward. This is the first move – butt straight back! Don’t bend over the knees but lower your body straight down as you bend the knees without moving the kneecaps forward. They may move forward a little but try to keep them in position as you bend the knees. When you come up-stand up straight and tighten your Glutes. Another great exercise is the “fire hydrant” with a resistance band above the knees. Get on all fours and move your legs apart and move one knee back and out. Practice holding this position for 30 seconds to 1 minute as you press both knees against the resistance band. A leg press machine is another option and there are many other exercises you can find like the Superman pose on the floor shown on the slide. The Abs, Glutes, and Quads work against each other in the Squat move so you work them all at the same time. After exercise be sure to have a Protein-Rich Shake within 30 minutes to 1 hour. Building up the Glutes and Quads can increase you calorie burning at rest helping you manage your weight while getting a great fit look!! #drdavidheber #glutes #quads #abs #squats #legpress to learn more go to www.drdavidheber.com and www.herbalifenutritioninstitute.com and read PERSONALIZED NUTRITION AND TRANSFORMATION available on Amazon.com for $5.49

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