Suspension Trainer Single Leg Squats

To do a Suspension Trainer Single Leg Squat, grab a suspension trainer strap in each hand and step back so there is a little tension in the straps. Then lift one leg out straight in front of you so you are balanced on one foot.

Sit your butt back and down to squat as low as you can while keeping your standing heel flat on the ground and your chest up.  Then driving off the heel on the ground, stand back up.

Do not lean way forward or touch your raised foot to the ground to help you come back to standing. Only sit down as low as you can control and stand back up. If your heel starts to come off the ground, you don’t have the mobility to go that low or you need to focus on sitting back and down more.

The lower you go in the squat, the more advanced the move will be.

Also, to advance the Single Leg Squat, you can hold only one strap. Holding one strap in the opposite hand from the standing leg gives you a bit more balance than holding a strap in the same hand as the standing leg.

Complete all reps on one side before switching. Also, only use your arms as necessary. Do not turn this into an upper body exercise.

The straps are there for balance and slight assistance. If your arms are doing most of the work, you need to regress the movement and maybe not go as low.

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