This mobility exercise takes place in the Saigon Squat (link) that we already learned in one of the previous posts and stretches our hips and our back.
How to do it? Starting Point
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
Press your elbow and palm against your leg so that your legs are further apart. If the distance between your knees are too big, move your feet a bit closer together
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.
Reach your front arm towards the ceiling and add a chest rotation
Always look at your moving hand during movement
Squat, squat and even more options of a squat. As you can see, there are many variations of squats. In our mobility workouts we don't limit ourselves to one squat, but make a squat mobility routine. There we go through all these exercises and intensify them with weights.