Air Squat

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.