Shrimp Squat

Shrimp Squat


This exercise is a lower body strength exercise that targets the quads, glutes, and hamstrings. It involves balancing on one leg while lowering down into a squat position with the other leg extended behind the body.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Shrimp Squat Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your arms at your sides.
  2. Lift your right foot off the ground and extend it forward, keeping your toes pointed.
  3. Bend your left knee and lower your body down towards the ground, keeping your right leg extended in front of you.
  4. Lower your body as far as you can, keeping your left knee behind your toes and your right foot off the ground.
  5. Push through your left heel to stand back up to the starting position.
  6. Repeat on the other side, lifting your left foot off the ground and extending it forward.
  7. Complete 10-12 reps on each leg for 3-4 sets.

Shrimp Squat Form & Visual

Shrimp Squat

Shrimp Squat Benefits

  • Improves balance and stability
  • Strengthens the quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, and calves
  • Increases ankle mobility and flexibility
  • Engages the core muscles for improved posture and spinal alignment
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels and goals

Shrimp Squat Muscles Worked

  • Quadriceps
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Calves
  • Core

Shrimp Squat Variations & Alternatives

  • Shrimp Lunge
  • Shrimp Squat with Dumbbell
  • Shrimp Squat with Kettlebell
  • Shrimp Squat with Barbell
  • Shrimp Squat with Resistance Band
  • Shrimp Squat with TRX Suspension Trainer
  • Shrimp Squat with Bosu Ball
  • Shrimp Squat with Stability Ball
  • Shrimp Squat with Medicine Ball