YOUR DAILY FIT TIP
By Jorge Cruise
Strong leg muscles lend you mega-watt sex appeal, but they also have a functional purpose: Sturdier legs improve balance and allow you to walk, run and move with greater ease.
The chair squat is a fantastic leg-firming exercise thatâ€™s easy to learn. You can do this exercise while tuning into your favorite TV program, sunbathing in the backyard, or while youâ€™re waiting to catch a flight. (I know that sounds silly, but why not make use of downtime at the airport?) Squatting strengthens your quadriceps, hamstrings and glutes, meaning you will also sculpt your tush. Letâ€™s get started!
Step 1: Stand in front of a chair with your feet hip-width apart. Cross your arms, keep your back straight, abs tight, and head up.
Step 2: Breathe slowly and rhythmically as you squat as if you were about to sit in the chair through a count of 10 seconds.
Step 3: Hold for 2 seconds at the maximum tension point, about 2 inches from touching the chair.
Step 4: Push through your heels as you stand and return to the starting point through a count of 10 seconds.
Step 5: Repeat three times without resting.