Aiming to better your squat?
When your squat is more sturdy, you can lift more while maintaining solid technique, helping to keep your body strong and injury-free. There’s one yoga pose in particular that works magic on your back squat. You should definitely incorporate this pose into your Greenville Gym training routine to optimize your squat form and depth. That pose, in the yin yoga tradition, is called Dragonfly.
Dragonfly is a quick and simple inner thigh opener that actively opens up the inner thighs (adductor muscles of the hips). Tightness in this area often contributes to a wonky squat, as the knees knock it (internal rotation), instead of being directly over the ankles (external rotation). By incorporating this simple yoga pose into your Greenville athletic club routine, whether it’s done dynamically before your Greenville health club workout or passively post-workout, you should definitely, overtime, experience greater range of motion in your squat.
For guidance, here’s a free online yoga video offering some tips for practicing Dragonfly, as it’s called in yin yoga, whether you’re at the Greenville health center, or at home in front of the TV. Learn ways to find your edge (that sweet spot where you can sustain a hold without too much stress) and melt into the pose with a series of flowing movements. If you are practicing the pose passively, consider holding it for 5-10 minutes to really open up. Also, remember to keep your feet flexed, toes pointing up, to keep the femur bone externally rotating for proper ankle to knee alignment.
Also, to deepen your back squat, or improve on its form, consider checking out a Greenville yoga class, where you’ll definitely work on inner thigh flexibility and hip mobility. Visit the Greenville Gym website to learn more and find a class that fits your schedule!