Many people struggle with getting depth on their squat.
The most typical issue we see is tightness in the hips, calves, quads or hamstrings.
Let’s look at three different stretches that may help push you to greater depth:
First, try targeting hip flexors and quads.
Squeeze your glutes and push your hips forward and lean back to increase your stretch. For an even bigger stretch push your knee forward over your foot. You should feel the stretch through the hip flexors and quad.
To target the hips, glutes, and back, put your leg up on a table or bench with your back flat and chest out as you lean forward.Then move side to side slowly, you should feel a big stretch in the side of your hips, glutes and back.
Another way to do the stretch is by making a double “L” with your legs on the floor and doing the same motion that you would if your leg was up on the table or bench.
An easy way to stretch the calves is by placing your foot up against a wall and leaning in to deepen the stretch.
Try these stretches to help improve you’re the depth for your squat. If you need help or some more direction, contact one of our professional personal trainers today or sign up for a FREE fitness consultation.