Squat with Cross Chop
Move: Stand with feet hip width apart. Hold a light to medium weight in each hand. Push your hips back into a squat, sitting back into your heels. As you return to standing, bring your right knee up toward your chest on the left side and bring the weights toward the right hip. Repeat the squat, lifting your left knee, chopping with the weights to the left hip.
Repetitions: 12 on each side.
• When doing the squat keep your chest up, sit back into your heels, and drop to a 90-degree bend of the knee.
• When doing the chop keep your spine straight. Do not round your back.
• Use a squeeze rather than momentum to do the move.