Bulgarian Split Squats

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Where daughter Jennifer lives in the foothills of the Austrian Alps, strong legs are a must for the winter sports of skiing, ice skating, and snowshoeing. Which brings us to the Bulgarian Split Squat, an exercise that builds strength and muscular endurance for tough, high altitude challenges. But everyone can profit, flatlanders, too. These squats are non-discriminatory "thigh busters."

To do them properly, play the video a few times and little explanation will be needed.

Jennifer demonstrates and prefers a 3-count on the descent and a 1-count coming up. But also try varying the tempo and reps. And if your body weight alone isn't challenging enough, hold a pair of dumbbells. A few sets of these and your thighs will scream for mercy!

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