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Fix Your Squat: The Exercise Our Clients Do Daily

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At Price Health we want you to be able to move better so you can live better.

 

This week Dr. Rob is sharing a movement that almost all of our FitClub members do DAILY that helps maintain flexibility, mobility, coordination and more!

 

 

This movement is an awesome way to improve your squat form. To get into a low squat like this you need mobility in your hips, low back, knees, and ankles.

 

Many of you may have already written off ever getting in this position and are thinking “There’s no way my knees are EVER going to get there”. Well I’m here to tell you, they certainly won’t with that attitude!

 

Anything is possible with a little dedication and a lot of hard work! Mobility is often forgotten in many fitness and health routines but it’s so important.  Mobility is essential for proper form when you’re exercising as well as for just plain ol’ living.

 

The great thing about this squat to stand movement is it involves reverse patterning. Which means you train your body to get in that deep squat position with a little more ease than a regular squat.

 

Like Dr. Rob mentioned, a squat is an essential human movement. Being able to pick things up off the floor, grab something out of the bottom drawer, or hang out at the same level as your kids or grand-kids are all reasons you should be working on your deep squat!

 

So grab onto something sturdy and do your best to get into that deep squat. We promise it will make your hips and low back feel amazing, especially after a long day of standing.

 

If you can’t get into the position right away don’t panic, go as deep as you can, stand up, and try again. Then tomorrow try it again, then do it the day after that, and the day after that…. you get the point! Eventually this movement will become easier and easier over time.

 

If there is any pain in this movement, try moving within the pain free range when squatting. You don’t want to aggravate any injuries that you may have. Come in and see your physiotherapist to work on your mobility in a way that’s safe and works for you!

 

Any of our amazing physiotherapists will help assess and make an individualized plan for your specific mobility needs.

 

How many squat-stands can you do? Let us know at your next appointment!

 

 

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