Single Leg Squat – TRX

  • HOW: Get set up in a standing position with a suspension trainer anchored in front of you. Start by holding the suspension trainer handles in each hand with a soft bend in your elbow. To begin the exercise, balance on one leg and have the other leg supported in the air behind you with the knee bent. Perform the exercise by bending your hip and knee to perform a single leg squat, as you lower down you should reach back with the leg that is supported in the air. Lower down as far as you can control, then focus on pushing the ground away to return to starting position and repeat. Only use the suspension trainer for minimal assistance as needed.
  • FEEL: This should feel like a full lower body workout, specifically your quads, glutes, and hamstrings. If you feel your upper body working hard, you're relying on the suspension trainer too much.
  • COMPENSATION: Do not over-rely on the suspension trainer and lean back on it with all of your weight. Only use the suspension trainer as needed. Focus on good single leg squat form, keep your knee stacked over your foot and maintain and a level pelvis. Do not let your knees cave in or hips/pelvis rotate. Do not lean side-to-side with your trunk.

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