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Weekly Wednesday Workout: Plie (Sumo) Squats

by Nellie

Weekly Wednesday Workout: Plie (Sumo) Squats

 

I just adore the name of this exercise! Squats are really regular in my exercise routine because I love any exercise that lifts the booty! They are embedded in my Zumba routine, and I do them daily at the gym sometimes with weights, sometimes without. These are a bit different from regular squats because while they are still working the butt, the inner thighs (my arch nemesis) get worked too. Add the weight and you have a full body workout!

 

httpv://youtu.be/9kiXid7pm6I

Did you see the variation she did at the end? That requires some serious balance and after completing the move your calves will most likely be on fire (along with everything else). The key in squats is to not let your knee extend pass your foot, and that applies for ALL squats. I love this exercise because it makes for lean legs, lean arms, toned back and killer calves.

Do you do Sumo Squats? Are squats a part of your regular routine?

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22 comments

Miz April 10, 2013 - 7:52 am

yes yes yes I LOVE THESE too!

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Nellie April 10, 2013 - 4:15 pm

aren’t they fantastic Miz?

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Kim April 10, 2013 - 9:17 am

Love squats of all types!!!

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Nellie April 10, 2013 - 4:15 pm

Me too Kim! So does my bum! LOL

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Kimberly {Manifest Yourself} April 10, 2013 - 9:48 am

I’m obsessed with booty-lifting/enlarging exercises. 🙂 And squats are always a biggie. I’ve done these before and can attest that they definitely work. I have the knees of an 80 year old, so I really have to watch my form or I will be out of the gym for 2 weeks in pain.

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Nellie April 10, 2013 - 4:14 pm

YES, my knee has been acting up recently too (ugh) so when I did these this morning I was SUPER careful not to jack it up anymore than it is.

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Joi April 10, 2013 - 12:16 pm

I haven’t done sumo but I kill some squat on a regular. I have a love hate relationship with them. Squats are actually my least favorite track in PUMP. I’m glad it’s second to get it out of the way. Thank you for searching for quality videos to give us on a regular!

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Nellie April 10, 2013 - 4:16 pm

You are very welcome 🙂 The payoff of squats is what I love the actual burn hmmmm not so much! 🙂

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Tamara April 10, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Ah, look at her doing them so easily! I imagine I wouldn’t look quite the same..seems like squats are a must, though.

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Nellie April 11, 2013 - 12:17 pm

Squats are so fantastic, I don’t like the burn so much as I love the results 🙂

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Yum Yucky April 10, 2013 - 3:36 pm

All that’s left is for YOU to start starring in these video demos. Yes?

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Nellie April 10, 2013 - 4:13 pm

Ha I would love to but I a) don’t have the equipment at home and b) don’t have anyone to record me at the gym (that would be a dream!) Besides, these videos are nice and edited. 🙂

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Cam April 10, 2013 - 5:04 pm

I am trying not to feel like a slacker… I really am! LOL! I can feel the burn just looking at that exercise.

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Nellie April 10, 2013 - 9:52 pm

Well if you can feel it looking then imagine how it feels doing! You should try 🙂

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Carli April 10, 2013 - 8:46 pm

Sumo squats are my fave kind of squat!

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Nellie April 10, 2013 - 9:50 pm

They are so much fun!

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Monica J April 10, 2013 - 10:20 pm

I love the simplicyt of the sumo squat, although I haven’t really done it in a while. I do squats in Zumba and dance class but I really want to incorporate that weight into it. Thanks for this tip becasue i think I can add thi into my gym workout day. The more interesting exercises I have the better.

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Nellie April 11, 2013 - 8:33 am

Exactly! That’s why I do this weekly Wednesday workout because I am notorious for getting stuck in a routine.

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The Dose of Reality April 10, 2013 - 11:21 pm

I do wall squats with an exercise ball, but these look good. I’m totally trying them tomorrow. –Lisa

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Nellie April 11, 2013 - 8:31 am

Squats with exercise balls are awesome too!!

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LaShawn April 17, 2013 - 6:33 am

I’ve been going a squat challenge this month….might have to try this out!

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