Cossack Squat

  • HOW: Begin in a standing position with your legs as wide you 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 youโ€™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.ย 
  • FEEL: You should feel your thigh and hip muscles working while squatting, and a stretch in your inner thigh muscles on the outstretched leg.ย 
  • COMPENSATION: Donโ€™t round your back as you squat to one side, keep it upright.

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