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- Content:Mobility and strength training
- Focus:Thigh training
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Extended Saigon Squat
It is mobility Monday again. In this post, we want to extend the Saigon Squat
. The Saigon squat is a passive sitting position, which we want to advance with an active element to increase the stretching.
How to do it?
- Feet on shoulder width
- Your face is directed forward
- Your arms are loose and serve as a counterweight during movement
- Bend your legs equally – your hip will automatically slide back
- Flaring your knees out as you go
- Keep your weight on your heels
- The upper body remains slightly tilted forward during movement and absolutely stable
- It is up to you how deep you do the squat, just consider the following points
- The knees never rise above the toe of the foot
- Again - Knees should not bend inwards
- Heels stay on the ground
- Bring your palms together in front of your chest and press your elbows against the inside of your thighs
- Depending on how intensively you want to create the stretch, squeeze your palms and slide them down. This will increase the span of the knee bend.
- Hold it for a few seconds and then let it go again
As you already saw in previous post, there are plenty of exercises for squats and this is one of our favourites (well, we also like the Cossack squat
). During mobility training, we recommend doing this squat exercise twice with 10 reps. Hold the stretch for 3 seconds and do a recovery period of 2 seconds. After the last rep, we suggest holding it for 20 seconds. Try it out and tell us your experience.