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Isometrics for Better Squatting

Isometrics for Better Squatting | Movement Fix Monday

In the second video of our series Dr. Debell and myself go through a horse straddle stance. Most athletes don’t need additional lower body mobility then what is required to perform a proper straddle stance hold. When you develop a strong straddle position you get the biggest bang for your buck in terms of transferable mobility to all other lower body movements. It addresses almost all of your most underdeveloped lower body limitation, adductor mobility. It also simultaneously works on opening hips, ankles and spinal position once you can achieve it with the PVC pipe in the hips.

  • Start with your feet together. Windshield wipe your feet out (see video to visually see what that means) 4-5 steps as a starting point
  • Get as deep as you can while controlling the position and keeping your spine in neutral
  • Try to balance a dowel on your thighs without letting it slip off
  • Hold until it gets hard
  • Take a break
  • Repeat 3-5 times (this is feel based)

Be sure to check out Ryan's full blog post here.