Squat Mobility: Get Into A Deep Squat
Are you struggle with deep squat mobility? Do you struggle to sit in the bottom of a squat without falling backwards? Does falling forwards when going below parallel in a squat sound familiar? Maybe you need to work on your squat mobility and movement patterning rather then smashing out hours and hours of mobility work.
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Toe Touch – Squat Mobility Progression.
This is a great way to get the body used to being into a squat position and work on your squat mobility. Give it a go if you are having difficulty getting the body into a deep squat.
1. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart.
2. Bend forward at the hips and touch your toes.
3. Bend at the knees and drop your bottom down to the floor
4. Lift your head up if you are looking down and raise one arm over head, repeat with another arm.
5. You can either hang out in the position and get the body used to being in a deep squat. Or stand up and repeat until you feel confident in this position.
*if you have trouble touching your toes you can do this exercise with you heels up on a weight or 2-5cm platform and a 20-30cm high box in front. Instead of bending forward and touching toes, reach forward and lean on the box.
If this all sounds too much and you are struggling to figure out whether it is a squat mobility issue or a mobility issue our Fix your Squat series will clear up any confusion right away.