The Lateral Squat improves hip mobility and lower body flexibility. It will directly prepare your lower body for heavier strength exercises and correlate to improved performance. Your range of motion will significantly improve over time when performing lateral squats on a consistent basis (3x per week).
- Stand with feet facing forward and feet apart. Individuals vary between 3-4 feet apart. Find a position for yourself that allows for optimal movement.
- Drive your hips back as you descend towards your right foot while keeping your left leg straight. Establish a solid position at the bottom before driving upward.
- Repeat the same action towards your left while keeping your right leg relatively straight.
- Drive off your right foot back to the starting position before repeating the movement.