Motor Behavior in a Single Leg Squat

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A single leg squat involves a number of different interesting motor behaviors. Learn about the motor behavior involved in a single leg squat with help from a national fitness champion and registered dietitian in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Chrisie Allemand coming to you today from BB3 Personal Training Center in western Florida. Today, I'm going to show you how to build up your squat comfortably. Squats are an awesome exercise. Arguably one of the best exercises any athlete can perform. Before you squat you definitely want to make sure that your form is correct. Have a certified exercise professional check your form out. So one of the things that squats are really good at is helping build lower body strength. Really good at building up the quads and the hamstrings. Depending on how deep you go you can also build really nice glutes in the exercise. It's great for your low back and your core. Again as I said when done properly. So when you are squatting there are certain cues you can think of. One is make your head an extension of your spine. So do not torque your head up or hook your head own either. Just look straight forward. You also want to push through your heels. So when you are squatting your weight is in your heels. Down here I can wiggle my toes I know my weight is in the right place. I'm going to drive my hips up and my chest back. And every time I come up I'm going to really squeeze and engage all around my hips. So to perform the squat get the bar. Bring your elbows back. Stand up tall. Go ahead and get your wide stance. And you are going to inhale and as you come up you are going to exhale. Inhale, coming up and exhale. So that was my perfect form squat. Please check with an exercise professional to make sure that your form is correct before you start adding weights and building up your squat. Thank you for watching. This is Chrisie Allemand. Happy training.


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