How to Do Squat Touchdown
The squat touchdown should begin with 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 the squat touchdown.
Beginning Squat Touchdown
1. Stand on one leg and point your toes straight ahead.
2. Bend your hips and knees to squat.
3. Reach the opposite hand toward the balance foot as you squat.
4. Return to the starting position after a few seconds of holding the bottom of the squat.
Squat Touchdown Movement
1. Stand with your feet hip width apart and pointed straight ahead.
2. Tuck your chin in and place your hands on your hips as you lift your chest.
3. Contract your glutes, balance on one leg, and elevate the other leg parallel to it.
4. Squat while bending your hips and knees and reaching your opposing hand toward your balance foot.
5. Return to the starting position after a few seconds at the bottom of the squat.
Squat Touchdown Benefits
The Single-Leg Squat Touchdown is a maneuver that can aid with balance. This is a lower-body action that can help with balance, proprioception (or spatial awareness), and glute muscle strengthening.