Movement Muse

Your body is your home ~ treat it well. Your life is your art ~ let it move you.

Air Squat

Lower Body Strength, Happy Hips, Happy KneesAmanda Ford

KEY POINTS

  • Stand with your feet just wider than your pelvis with your feet slightly turned out.
  • Externally rotate your thigh bones. Feel your weight shift to the lateral part of your foot.
  • Sense into your feet, particularly your heels.
  • Initiate the squat by shifting your hips back, NOT by bending your knees forward.
  • Feel for your heels as you continue to sit down and back into your hips.
  • Your knees will eventually come forward slightly.
  • Attempt to sit your hips just below the top of your knee cap.
  • Pause in the bottom for a moment, keep feeling for your heels, keep your thigh bones externally rotated and your knees wide.
  • Press your feet strongly in floor to return to stand. Push the floor away from you as you stand.