What is a Sumo squat?
Purpose: This exercise develops power and mobility of the sides, feet, and back muscles (Figure 9-35).
Beginning Position: Straddle stance utilizing the feet somewhat wider compared to the shoulders and toes pointing outward. Hold a single kettlebell with your hands, in front of the body, using a pronated hold (palms facing the human body).
- Squat while leaning somewhat forward through the waist because of the mind up. Go downward until the upper legs parallel the floor.
- Come back to the beginning position.
- Perform count 1.
Figure 9-35. Sumo squat
Check Always Point:
- At the end of matter 1, the shoulders, knees, and balls regarding the feet must certanly be aligned.
- Hold heels on a lawn and straight back right through the entire exercise.
Precautions: constantly perform this exercise at a slow cadence. Don't allow the legs to lower beyond parallel on surface on matter 1. Doing so would increase the pressure on the knees.Movement to facility 2: Verticals (reference Chapter 10, Endurance and Mobility strategies, Figure 10-4).