The body weight deep squat
is a whole body exercise that builds strength, flexibility and balance
. Performed for reps or holds, it is arguably the most important human movement pattern.
with feet hip to shoulder width apart, feet turned out slightly.Drop down
comfortably as deep as possible with balance.Hold
for 10 secs or perform for reps.If range of motion is inhibited, place your heels on the edge of a rolled up mat (1 inch raised). As your mobility improves, work towards feet flat on floor.
Mastery of the deep squat will ensure the foot and ankle have adequate mobility for walking and running
. If you are serious about improving technique and efficiency in running (or in any whole body movement) be sure to include deep squats in every workout.
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