I’ve said this previously in a few of my posts, but there are a few drills I think everyone should do every day and squatting is one of them.
Squatting is a fundamental pattern that all people should be able to do, yet every day I work with clients who are not able to bend down to tie their shoes or pick up a box from the ground.
You see, the more technology we get the more our mobility becomes compromised. From text necks and sitting down all day at the office, to long commutes, our body is taking a beating.
If you are reading this, then my guess is that you are interested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. You can read how to start squatting here in a previous post.
Today, however, I wanted to show you a drill that will instantly make you feel better while improving your mobility and strength and help combat the daily stressors that prevent us from moving well.
Squat To Stand With Diagonal Reach
The squat to stand with a diagonal reach is a full body exercise that not only teaches you how to get into a deep squat position, but it also works on teaching you how to touch your toes while simultaneously working on the mobility of the ankles, hips, and upper body.
I like to use this drill as a warm up every day even if I am not working out. Some of you are first may not be able to get yourself into a deep squat position. If that is you, I recommend on working on foam rolling, some more hip mobility drills, breathing into the position, and just practicing a little more every day.
Give this a drill a try and let me know what you think. If you are interested in learning more about mobility and improving your health, leave a comment below and I will answer any questions you have.