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Benefits of Using a Deep Squat as a Stretching Exercise

1. Deep squat reduces the risk of injury When the muscles in your lower body are strengthened with a deep squat exercise, it enables you to perform full-body movements in the right posture, balance, and mobility. A recent publication by the American Council on Exercise revealed that there is less possibility of sustaining an injury from other forms of workouts if you constantly do the deep squat stretching exercise. Integrating deep squats into your overall workout routine can also help strengthen your bones, tendons, and ligaments.

2. Boosts athletic ability A healthy core muscle makes everyday movements easier. Whenever you feel difficulty in turning, bending, or even standing for long, it is a sign that you need to keep a check on your core. A deep squat stretching exercise can activate the muscles that support your back. Also, during the deep squat stretching exercise, the pelvic rotates towards the back, which allows the spine to extend, and stretches the tight and low back muscles. This has proven to be a good measure to relief back pain and reduce the risk of core injury. xibility at the ankle which can help correct stiffness in joints, loss of ankle mobility and inflexibility in the calf muscles.

3. It strengthens your core A healthy c When the muscles in your lower body are strengthened with a deep squat exercise, it enables you to perform full- body movements in the right posture, balance, and mobility. A recent publication by the American Council on Exercise revealed that there is less possibility of sustaining injury from other forms of workouts if you constantly do the deep squat stretching exercise. Integrating deep squats into your overall workout routine can also help strengthen your bones, tendons, and ligaments.the risk of core injury.

4. It strengthens the Glute One of the largest muscles in the body is the gluteus maximus. This muscle if very important in our everyday activities as it helps us perform activities such as walking, lifting, and running. Every time you go in and out of a deep squat the glute is made stronger which also stabilizes the muscle of the trunk and leg.

For a number of reasons, there are many people that can't perform a deep squat. If this is you then you can adapt the exercise either by lifting the heels a little - I use two cork wedges as seen in the picture below. The other method I use is to hold on to something that allows me to sit back and sit down in the squat, see photo below.endons, and ligaments are strengthened during a deep squat stretch.


For a number of reasons, there are many people that can't perform a deep squat. If this is you then you can adapt the exercise either by lifting the heels a little - I use two cork wedges as seen in the picture below. The other meothd I use is to hold on to something that allows me to sit back and sit down in the squat, see photo below.

5. It improves posture Deep squats force the thoracic extension which is important for the spine and also helps the movement of the scapula and arm. These movements helps the improvement of both static and dynamic posture. The body’s musculo-skeletal system attains a better alignment as the pelvic rotates towards the back and the bones, tendons, and ligaments are strengthened during a deep squat stretch.



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Adam Woodhouse
Adam Woodhouse
Mar 17, 2021

Love these simple tips Master G 🌞

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