x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 22 January 2018

Move of the week: hop squats

Learn the second exercise in our eight-part weekly series of workouts.

Step one. Charles Crowell for The National
Step one. Charles Crowell for The National

Derryn Brown, a personal trainer in Dubai, demonstrates the second exercise in our eight-part weekly series of workouts. Do this move alone or incorporate it into your own fitness routine. Go to www.thenational.ae/moveoftheweek, where we collect the workouts and post video demonstrations.

 

Begin standing with your feet together, core solid and glutes clenched.

 

Jump into a plié squat, keeping your back straight and knees bent to a 90-degree angle. Maintain balance with your arms held parallel to your thighs, palms together.

 

Hold the position for two seconds before hopping back into the upright stance. Rest and repeat 15 to 20 times.

 

Top tip Don’t forget to contract your abs while squatting. Engage your core.

 

• To book a private consultation with Derryn Brown, visit www.derrynbrown.com

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