Finished today’s leg workout with...
The Cossack Squat!💁🏼♀️
I love this exercise. Particularly because it helps to open the body while encouraging muscle activation. With every set, you should feel the stretch of your inner thighs and groin deepening and your range of motion increasing. .
✏️THINGS TO NOTE:
👉🏼You want to begin with a foot position that allows you to keep your knees tracking over your toes. 🔺Indications of in-proper alignment can include: knee pain, hip pinching, knees caving inward.
👉🏼If your heels are popping up, adjust your depth of your squat so that you can press through the heel at the bottom of the squat to come back up.(i.e start with less depth and work your way into greater range of motion)
👉🏼Keep your chest lifted. This is particularly difficult at the bottom of your squat. It’s much easier to round the shoulders and drop the chest forward...so resist that urge!
🔺Be mindful of rounding the spine (which also comes with dropping the chest).
This is a great exercise for the adductors! An area of the body that often seems largely neglected and forgotten when much focus in movement is put on glute activation. Whether you’re wanting to increase range of motion, challenge your stability, or movement control...give this a try!👊🏼
Boy, oh, boy...I’m gunna be sore tomorrow.😵🍑
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