Cossack Squat

  • HOW: Begin in a standing position with your legs as wide you can spread them. Grab onto a light weight with both hands and hold it in front of your chests with your elbows bent. From here, shift your weight to one side as you perform a deep lateral lunge. Use the weight you’re holding to try and sit back on your heel as you bend your knee as much as you can while the other leg stays straight and your foot rotates a bit upward. Alternate going into this deep squat on both sides. 
  • FEEL: You should feel your thigh and hip muscles working while squatting, and a stretch in your inner thigh muscles on the outstretched leg. 
  • COMPENSATION: Don’t round your back as you squat to one side, keep it upright.

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