Self-assisted Single Leg Squat (leg wrapped)

Self-assisted Single Leg Squat (leg wrapped)


Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
Mechanics: Compound
Force: Push



Place hand on waist high prop or other tall, sturdy structure for support. Stand on one leg by wrapping leg around back of supporting leg so top of lifted foot is on outside of supporting leg's ankle.


Squat down by bending knee forward and hip back behind. Keep back straight and supporting knee pointed same direction as foot supporting. Descend until thigh is just past parallel to floor. Return to standing position with minimal assistance from wrapped leg. Stand to original position until knee and hip of supporting leg are straight. Return and repeat. Continue with opposite leg.


Supporting knee should point same direction as foot throughout movement.


The movement can be made easier by assisting more with wrapped leg. Alternatively, Squats with both legs, Step-ups, Lunges, Single Leg Split Squats are other easier movements.


For greater challenge, do not assist with wrapped leg, raise lower leg up to rear.

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