SQUAT MOBILITY: Get comfortable in the bottom (1/7)
This week Dr. James will take you through 7 drills to improve your squat mobility. Today we focus on getting comfortable at the bottom. The bottom of the squat that is, which may make your bottom uncomfortable if your glutes need some work!
Squat down and spend 30 seconds in the bottom range of the squat. Use your elbows to push your knees apart and spend some time rotating the hips in and out to work the hip capsule.
PRO TIP: when you brush your teeth in the morning and night do it while squatting to add 4 minutes of squatting to your day.
KEEP YOUR HEELS ON THE GROUND! Don’t allow your heels to come off the ground to compensate for a lack of ankle mobility. Hold onto a doorframe or something sturdy to stop you from falling backward.
This position is actually the resting position humans were designed for and many cultures around the world are much more familiar with it than here in Aotearoa.
An interesting side note is that the bowel is most relaxed in this position and is a much healthier way to free the bowels than the porcelain throne.
STAY TUNED FOR THE REST OF THE SQUAT MOBILITY SERIES COMING UP THROUGH THE WEEK.
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