SQUAT MOBILITY: Cossack squat (5/7)
Cossack squats great dynamic stretch that can be used before squats or as a strength movement by itself. Start with your bodyweight and try holding a weight out in front to make it a strength movement.
This exercise is great because it targets side-to-side movement which provides the hip muscles a different stimulus to the forward/backward direction of squatting and lunging. Your brain thrives off unique movement too and the majority of our daily activities like walking are only in one plane of motion.
STEPS for cossack squats
- Take a wide stance with toes pointing outward.
- Move your hips to one side and drop into a squat while keeping the other leg straight.
- Return to standing and go to the other side.
Combine this with the squat to stand, bodyweight squats and lunges for an efficient warm up circuit or quick workout. Do 10 reps of each exercise and repeat.
STAY TUNED FOR THE REST OF THE SQUAT MOBILITY SERIES COMING UP THROUGH THE WEEK.
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