1. Poor hip flexibility
2. Weak core strength
3. Poor activation of the glutes
We use the "Box Squat" or "Sit to Stand" as a way to teach them the proper squat mechanics before adding weight. As their flexibility and strength increases, we will lower the box until proper depth is reached.
1. Feet should be shoulder width a part with toes facing forward and slightly out
2. As you sit onto the box, maintain good posture
3. When standing back up, drive through your heels and prevent rocking up to the balls of your feet.
4. Start with a comfortable height and then gradually lower the box or chair over time.