Figure Four Squats

Figure four squats improve strength and endurance in the quads, glutes, hamstrings, and core. This exercise also improves coordination and balance.


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    Stand on one leg and cross your other ankle over the planted leg, above the knee.
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    Push your hips back and bend your planted leg to lower into a squat. Reach your arms in front of you as you descend. Press back up to a standing position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Avoid initiating the squat by jutting the knee forward, push the hips back first.
  • Do not let the planted leg's knee cave inward.
  • Do not let the heel of the foot lose contact with the ground during the squat.