The squat has to be one of the most effective positions for the human body. It’s benefits are huge when held for time including - • Ankle, knee, hip and thoracic mobility. • Ankle, knee, hip and axial stability. • Knee and hip extensor activity and hypertrophy. • Balance of the upper leg • Improved multi joint planar movement, triple ext movement patterns, Y axis movement. • Decreased sheer force on the knee. • Improved digestive system function due to the positioning of the bowels, lower than the knees etc.
Although this position may feel difficult to begin with its results when repeated for time are very beneficial.
Try this using a door frame or stable object to hold on to. Squat down with the toes turned out, heels grounded, starting with just a few minutes per day ... ... for more information on the squat and other mobility/stability exercises see the 12 Week Prime Evolution programme @break_point_uk ... Co-designed with @ollie.ollerton and the BP team.
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