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In Honor of March Madness: A WNBA-Inspired Quad Workout

With college basketball in full force right now, why not take a page out of a professional hoops player's book? Here's your guide to killer quads.

| March 25th, 2013
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What does March Madness mean? That we've got basketball on the brain. Sure, the college guys may get a lot of attention this time of year, but we were pretty excited that we scored a chance to chat with WNBA star forward Swin Cash. Specifically, we were hoping for a little insight on how she earns the stunning feminine-meets-athletic figure hidden under her Chicago Sky jersey.

Cash says she stays limber and strong with a serious regimen that combines weights, cardio, and flexibility training like Pilates and yoga. But one of her all-time favorite moves goes all the way back to her University of Connecticut days: The classic Wall Sit, that genius do-anywhere exercise that works your quads, glutes and core.

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"In college, we'd compete to be the last woman standing," says Cash. "Your knees will turn to jelly and you'll eventually break, but it's really more of a mental challenge." And we'll be the first to agree she isn't one to throw in the towel early--then or now. "I'm always part of the 'last women standing' crew. We don't break!"

Wall Sit
Lean up against a wall with your feet shoulder-width apart. Slide down the wall so your legs are bent at a 90-degree angle. Got knee problems? Come up a bit higher against the wall to take pressure off those joints. If you're a beginner, start off by holding for 15 seconds. Take a 15 second break. Repeat 4 times. For a more challenging iteration, hold for 30 second sets and work your way up until you can do 60 seconds at a time.

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