We all could squat at some stage of our lives. Over time, unfortunately, some of us have lost the ability to get down into a relaxing deep squat. Whether this is due to injury; poor movement habits or sedentary lifestyles.
All is not lost though. It is still possible to train your body to be able to squat again.
There are many benefits to enabling your deep squat!
Improved hip & ankle mobility / Improved lower back flexibility / Improved abdominal stability.
There are also some common reasons why a deep squat may currently be out of reach:
Tight calves / stiff or immobile ankle joints / stiff hip joints / tight hip musculature / stiff, immobile spinal joints / weak, dysfunctional abs.
There are ways to work around these issues to help you gain your squat back!
When you're able to squat effectively, it crosses over into your daily life and helps you to avoid moving in awkward ways which can avoid a number of potential injuries that otherwise may have occurred.
Practising the deep squat: