Toe Touch Squat
Need to warm up your hips before squatting?
The Toe Touch Squat should be your go-to pre-squat warm up drill. I also l like using this drill to re-teach proper squat form to clients who have trouble sitting back into their hips.
Here are some of the reasons I love this drill:
– The forward flexion component allows to pattern the toe touch
– Dropping into a squat from the Toe Touch forces the client to sit back into their hips and pull themselves down into the squat.
– Elbows in between the knees cues the client to open up the hips and stretch the adductors at the bottom.
– Opening up the chest and shoulders helps to prime the mobility in the thoracic spine and shoulders.
**Pro-Tip: If you have trouble keeping your heels down add a small heel lift to aid in posterior weight shift and dorsiflexion.
Put these un your warm-up and lets us know how you like them!
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