Welcome back for Day 2 of our "30 Days of Fitness". Throughout the month of November, I will be posting an exercise that we do with our clients for you to try at home.
Todays' exercise is the Box Squat. Many of our clients struggle with balance and flexibility. We begin with a higher box and progressively lower it over time as their strength, balance, and flexibility improves. Dont have a box to use at home? No problem! You can use a chair, bench, or couch at home.
1) Stand with feet shoulder-width apart in front of box with arms extended out front.
2) In a controlled manner, lower down onto the box, keeping torso upright and pushing hips back.
3) Once in contact with the box, stand up immediately into starting position.
4) Repeat 1-3.
Notes: -Keep chest upright. -Heels firm on the floor the entire time. -Be sure that knees do not collapse inward
About the Author
Ryan Lockard, CSCS, CSPS is the head trainer and founder of Specialty Athletic Training. He a member of the Autism Society of Oregon's Board of Directors and is accredited by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Certified Special Populations Specialist. Ryan has worked with individuals with special needs since 2007 and has over 10,000 hours of 1:1 instruction working with individuals that have various special needs.