How do I perform a single leg squat touchdown?

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Dr. Mike Clark, DPT
Fitness




Single Leg Squat Touchdown:
1. Stand on one leg with your feet pointed straight ahead
2. Squat down by bending the hip and knee
3. As you squat, reach the opposite hand toward the balance foot
4. Hold the bottom of the squat for a few seconds, return to the starting position.

Guidelines:
1. Feet straight and knee aligned with second toe
2. Abs active (pull bellybutton to spine)
3. Go Slow (down for 3-4 seconds, pause and return under control)
4. Perform 1-4 sets of 10-15 reps)
5. Increase intenstiy by using a Dumbbell
6. Increase the demand by standing on airex pad, bosu ball, or couch cushion
Stand with your feet pointed straight ahead and place them hip width apart. Lift your chest, tuck in your chin and place your hands on your hips. Contract your glutes, balance on one leg and lift the other directly beside it. Squat, bending the hip and knee while you reach the opposite hand toward the balance foot. Hold the bottom of the squat for a few seconds and then return to the starting position.



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