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Resistance exercise workout - session 2: Targets glutes, quads and hamstrings

Last month we launched our Resistance exercise workoutwith the all-important stretches.  This month Diabetes Queensland accredited exercise physiologist and dietitian Kathryn Kirchner will take you through session 2 where she demonstrates three variations of the classic squat that target your glutes, quads and hamstrings.

While cardio exercises (that raise the heart rate like running) have their place as part of your regular exercise routine, they are best performed in tandem with resistance exercise (exercise that increases muscle strength and endurance).  Exercises should be completed in two sets of eight repetitions for maximum effectiveness.

Keep an eye out for the November and December issues that will include back, core and chest and shoulders and triceps workout sessions.  

 

As always, it's important to check with your GP before starting any new exercise routines.

 

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Think about adding weights:

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