Squat on airex pad

STRENGTH

Preparation:

  1. Stand on the Airex Pad with a hip to shoulder width stance.
  2. Align the feet straight ahead.
  3. Establish a neutral position of the ankle.
  4. Brace the spine by drawing the lower abdomen in toward the spine while maintaining a neutral spine throughout the movement.

How to Do:

  1. Lower yourself into the squatting position.
  2. Maintain alignment of the knees over the toes throughout the movement.
  3. Maintain stability in the ankle by not allowing it to roll in or out.
  4. Return to the starting position.

 

Progressions:

  • Unloaded to loaded - progress from bodyweight to extrinsic load (dumbbells, barbell, medicine ball, cables, tubing).
  • Easy to challenging - progress to standing on one leg.

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