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/hips/calf/ankle restrictions normally,.

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, with better ankle and calf mobility. Lynda’s squat is much improved

A few months later and Lynda is now squatting even lower and so comfortable that she can move around in the deep squat position. 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!

To find out more about how One Body Coach can help, book in for an on-line assessment or click here to arrange a chat.

Tracy Swindell is a former GB international marathon runner who has trained and competed in a number of sports from a young age. She is passionate about helping people reach their potential and is a strong believer in empowering her clients to understand and care for their own bodies.

Always updating her skills to get the best possible results for her clients, Tracy’s extensive studying covers coaching and movement-based qualifications including intrinsic biomechanics, anatomy in motion, pilates and yoga.

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