10-15 Offset Squats (R)
20 Split Downdog Extensions (R)
10-15 Offset Squats (L)
20 Split Downdog Extensions (L)
Hips, hips, hips… you hear me talk about this all the time. That’s because it’s uber important. Strong hips are the key to happiness… Don’t you want to be happy? 😉
Seriously, by making the hips strong you open the door to all kinds of movement that will make ALL OF YOU much stronger. To be stronger means more than just being able to lift heavy. It means being able to handle various movements, with various loads, through various levels of fatigue.
There are a million ways to up your squat game. One of my favorites is to offset the load and make each side fight for strength & stability. You’ll find it requires more than just your legs and glutes – you’ll need to call on your core and even your upper back to maintain good alignment. Watch yourself in the mirror during an offset squat to make sure your form is on point.
Before switching sides, dive into a deep downdog. ‘Screw’ your hands into the floor and activates your lats and stabilize your shoulder blades. Push the floor away – pull the naval to the spine – and maintain a stright line from your hands to your tailbone.
Once you’ve locked this position raise your leg (same side you had just held the kb). Keep your leg extended with your toes pointed down, pushing out through the heel. Raise and lower your leg, moving through the glute. Keep the hips square with the floor, toes pointed down.