Can you squat your bottom all the way to the floor?

A tough ask and something many people struggle with.

Can you?

If you can’t, have you ever wondered why?

There are many reasons why you may not be able to squat low – spine/glute/calf restrictions normally, and for my client Lynda, the main restriction came from her calves.

Here is Lynda before undertaking a programme to improve her mobility

A very good way to find out if calves are restricting your squat is to put a weight plate under your heels before squatting. If things improve that’s a good place to start.

A few weeks later Lynda’s squat is much improved

Lynda is now squatting even lower than this, and she is also now able to sit crossed legged which was something she never thought she’d be able to do.

When it comes to your body, it really pays to keep an open mind as to what is possible.

Get in touch now if you’d like to improve your movement and flexibility, or to improve your strength capacity without even touching a weight!

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