Sumo Squat to Stand

The sumo squat to stand increases muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility throughout the hips, hamstrings, and glutes, while working the lower back and quadriceps. The exercise also improves hip mobility.


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    Stand tall with your feet about shoulder-width apart from each other. Then, push your hips back, bend at your waist, and grab your toes.
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    Drop your hips back into a squat and lift your chest upward as you lower your body towards the floor. Hold, then push the hips upward until you feel your hamstrings stretch.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Don't let your back round at any point during the movement.
  • Don't allow your knees to cave in as you squat down.
  • You should feel tension in your hamstrings and glutes when you reach for your toes. It should not strain your lower back.