Potty Squat

Potty Squat


This exercise involves squatting down as if you were using a squat toilet or "potty." It helps to improve hip mobility and strengthen the lower body muscles.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Potty Squat Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your toes pointing slightly outward.
  2. Squat down as low as you can while keeping your heels on the ground.
  3. Place your hands on your knees and push your knees outward.
  4. Hold this position for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  5. Slowly stand back up to the starting position.
  6. Repeat for 3-5 sets.

Potty Squat Form & Visual

Potty Squat

Potty Squat Benefits

  • Improves bowel movements and reduces constipation
  • Strengthens the muscles in the lower body, including the legs, hips, and lower back
  • Improves flexibility in the hips and ankles
  • May reduce the risk of hemorrhoids and other digestive issues
  • May improve pelvic floor function and reduce the risk of urinary incontinence

Potty Squat Muscles Worked

  • Quadriceps
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Calves
  • Core muscles

Potty Squat Variations & Alternatives

  • Sumo Squat
  • Front Squat
  • Goblet Squat
  • Overhead Squat
  • Bulgarian Split Squat
  • Jump Squat
  • Box Squat
  • Single-Leg Squat
  • Wall Sit