Single Leg Squat Touchdown

STRENGTH

How to Do

How to Do Single Leg Squat Touchdown

Each exercise should begin with a good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.

If any pain is experienced, immediately stop this exercise.

Beginning

Beginning Single Leg Squat Touchdown

Draw the abdomen inwards and contract the pelvis floor by tightening those muscles commonly used to stop the flow of urine.

Lift one leg off the floor and flex the elevated ankle (pointing the toes outward). Keep feet parallel beside each other.

Maintain level hips.

Movement

Single Leg Squat Touchdown Movement

1. Grip toes in your shoes or on the floor (IF NO SHOES).

2. Begin the squat by bending the knee. Keep the shoulder blades down and together.

3. As your leg bends, flex forward with tall spine and reach for one toe with opposite arm.

4. Squat down as deep as you can while maintaining control, maintaining heel contact with floor and watching hip and knee alignment (no pronation/rolling the joint inward).

5. Return back to starting position and repeat.

Benefits

Single Leg Squat Touchdown Benefits

Inertia progressions - No weight to dumbbells to cables to tubing

Movement progressions - Squat with touchdown to squat touchdown to overhead press.

 

 

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