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How to Do a Box Step & Squat Warm-Up for Female Leg Workout

Learn how to do the box step and squat warm-up for a leg workout from personal trainer Erin Sharoni in this Howcast workout video.


Hey. My name is Erin and I'm a former U.S. Junior Olympics Certified Swim Coach and Personal Trainer and fitness is my passion, so I cannot wait to share it with you guys.

Welcome to Leg Workouts for Great Gams. I did not make up that title. But it's true, you're going to get great gams. So all the stuff that you need to use at home we have here on our set, so you can just follow along with me.

So you want to start with a warm-up. Always warm-up the legs before a leg work out. Don't do cardio. Don't go run five miles on the treadmill. You don't want to fatigue the legs before you've even started your work out.

So a nice step will do. If you have a stair at home, you can use that too. And we're going to do 60 seconds of box taps. So just up and down, nice and easy, staying on the balls of your feet. Do that for 60 seconds.

After you've done your 60 seconds of warm-ups, we're going to go into squats. So just step right behind your box, arms out, squatting down, and up. Now at this point you guys should all know how to do a proper squat. Making sure that the knees don't come over the toes, you're getting down to about a 90-degree angle, or wherever it is comfortable for you. Butt is back, back is straight, chin is up and forward. So it's none of this and none of that. Right?

So just nice and easy, coming up and down. And you're going to do 20 squats.

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