This exercise focuses on improving the mobility and flexibility of the hips, knees, and ankles through a series of squatting movements. It can help improve overall lower body strength and reduce the risk of injury during activities that require squatting or bending.
Squat Mobility Instructions
- Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your toes pointing forward.
- Place your hands on your hips and engage your core muscles.
- Slowly lower your body down into a squat position, keeping your back straight and your knees in line with your toes.
- Hold the squat position for 10-15 seconds, focusing on keeping your balance and maintaining good form.
- Raise your body back up to a standing position, using your leg muscles to push yourself up.
- Repeat the squat 5-10 times, gradually increasing the depth of the squat as you become more comfortable with the exercise.
- For an added challenge, you can hold a weight or kettlebell in front of your chest while performing the squat.
Squat Mobility Form & Visual
Squat Mobility Benefits
- Improves hip and ankle mobility
- Increases flexibility in the lower body
- Strengthens the quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, and core muscles
- Improves balance and stability
- Enhances overall athletic performance
- Reduces the risk of injury during physical activity
- Can be modified for different fitness levels and goals
Squat Mobility Muscles Worked
- Core muscles
Squat Mobility Variations & Alternatives