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Sumo Squat With Side-Arm Raises

Celeb trainers David Kirsch, Jackie Warner, and Teddy Bass all recommend the sumo squat (also known by the name plié squat) for creating shapely legs. Focus on the inner thigh when doing this move, not the quad.

  • Stand with legs wide and toes pointed outward slightly. Hold a pair of dumbbells in your hands with your arms straight and your palms facing down.
  • Bend your knees until your knees are over your ankles while raising your arms to just below shoulder height. Arms should be in line with your legs — you should see the weights in your peripheral vision.
  • Straighten your legs and lower your arms simultaneously.
  • Complete three sets of 15 reps.

Source: POPSUGAR Studios

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