Exercise: Drop Squats
Turn your squat into a mobility exercise with this one little extra movement.
This exercise is categorized as a strengthening exercise and a mobility exercise.
Here's what muscles are involved in this movement:
- Gluteus (Buttocks)
- Adductors (Inner Thigh Muscles)
- Quadriceps (Front of Thigh Muscles)
- Hamstrings (Back of Thigh Muscles)
- Gastrocnemius (Calf Muscles)
- Obliques (Side of Core Muscles)
This exercise doesn't require any equipment - all you need is your body!
The goal of this movement is to both simultaneously strengthen and mobilize the hips in a single exercise.
We can do this by just adding a little drop with the knee at the low point of the squat.
Try adding this little knee drop to upgrade your squat a little more - it'll work out portions of your core and lower legs too! Namely, your adductors, your obliques and more!
By adding just this one little motion to a regular squat, we can turn this exercise from a purely strengthening exercise into a mix of both strengthening and mobility.
Try this out and see how it feels!