Exercise IX: Squats on Equilibrium Board
Sets: 2 Reps: 10 Rest: 45 Seconds
Set up a barbell on the supports of a squat rack, and place an equilibrium board on the floor beneath you. Step underneath the bar, squeeze your shoulder blades together, and let the bar touch your upper traps. Grab the bar with your hands about 8 to 12 inches wider than shoulder width. Nudge the bar off the rack, take one step backward, and stand on the board with your feet just a bit wider than shoulder-width apart and toes turned slightly outward. Balance on the board so that neither edge makes contact with the floor . Take a deep breath, and bend your hips and knees, lowering your body as far as you can (you may not be able to squat very low) . Extend your hips and knees to return to the starting position. That's one rep.
The Eternal Beach-Body Plan: Phase II was shot at Gold's Gym, Manhattan—Wall Street