Sumo Squat with Rotation

  • Skill Level Beginner
  • Type Warmup
  • Equipment No Equipment
  • Body parts Abs, Glutes, Hamstrings, Hip Adductors, Obliques, Quads

The sumo squat with rotation increases hip and ankle mobility while improving flexibility in the hamstrings and glutes.

Instructions

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    Stand tall with your feet shoulder-width apart. Bend your knees and lower your hips to a squat to grab your feet with each hand.
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    Sit all the way down, as far as possible. Then raise one arm overhead, pause, and return it to your foot. Repeat with the other arm. Then stand to return to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Avoid rounding your upper back too much. Instead, keep your shoulders pulled back and chest up throughout the exercise.
  • Avoid allowing your knees to cave in during the squatting motion.

Advanced variations