Gluteal Strength Standing Squat Exercise

Jackson Sayers, B.Sc. (Kinesiology), discusses standing squat gluteal strength exercises.

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Jackson Sayers, B.Sc. (Kinesiology), discusses standing squat gluteal strength exercises.
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Featuring Jackson Sayers, B.Sc. (Kinesiology)

Duration: 1 minute, 26 seconds

Standing squats are a motion we can do almost anywhere, and they're probably one of the most fundamental motions we should be doing all the time.

There's just a couple of things you always want to be thinking about when you're doing a standing squat.

One is obviously our pelvis position and one is the position of our knee when we're in the full squat, and a lot of people make a mistake by having the knee very much in a forward position.

So what I like to do is I'd like us to really focus on getting that weight in our pelvis much in a back position and that's the main focal point of a good squat is that bum going backwards.

We get sown into a nice squatting position like that, and the fundamental thing we want to be thinking about when we're down here is that our knees aren't above our toes, that our toes are just a nice shoulder width apart.

From there we get down into a nice squat. I like to keep my hands up above me because that activates my upper back, and from there I simply come up to a nice standing position, not legs straight, from there we go right back down again.

Don't be afraid to hold it down there, don't be afraid to get into those major gluteal muscles in your bum and really contract them and get them working. Get down into a nice squat position and start to comeback up again. Repetitions are anywhere between 10 and 20, you can do them nice and slow, really focus on a good pelvis position, balance being vey good.

Presenter: Mr. Jackson Sayers, Kinesiologist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Kinesiologist

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