Day 58: Prisoner Squats

Well isn't it fitting that we're doing an exercise called Prisoner Squats as we are all imprisoned in our offices this spring? This afternoon break will strengthen your legs and your body core.
 
Step 1: Stand up, away from your desk, feet shoulder-width apart.
 
Step 2: Lace your fingertips behind your head, push your chest out, and pull your elbows back.
 
Step 3: Bend your knees as if you are going to sit down, keeping your abdomen tight and lowering your body so that your thighs are parallel to the floor. Keep your feet flat on the floor and head up. Don't move your knees forward beyond your toes.
 
Step 4: Squeeze your glutes and push up from your heels as you return to a standing position.
 
Repeat 20 times.
 
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