Want to know one of the best indicators of your hip mobility, and ability to move well in general?
It’s the squat.
So I have a simple squat test for you to try.
You can do this right now!… and it will only take about 30 seconds.
Let me know how you do:
30-Sec Squat / Mobility Test
1 – Start by standing in front of a wall, so that your chest is about 8-12 inches away.
2 – Do five simple body weight only squats.
3 – On the fifth and final rep, hold in the bottom position for a good 10 seconds.
Watch the video that shows you how to do this here:
Now, go through the checklist below, and see how you did. Answer each question yes or no:
Y/N – My weight wanted to shift to my toes as I lowered myself into the squat
Y/N – My body wanted to tip forward and my face felt like it was going to hit the wall
Y/N – My knees caved in
Y/N – My feet rotated out to be able to get the tops of my thighs below parallel
Y/N – I had to get my feet super wide to get the tops of my thighs below parallel
Y/N – I was not able to get the tops of my thighs below parallel
If you answered yes to at least one of the questions above, you need to work on your squat!
If you don’t, in the short term, you’re decreasing your performance, and making your workouts harder than they need to be… and in the long term, you are likely to get injured.
One of the best places to start is our upcoming 30-day Mobility / Flexiblity Challenge. Details and apply to join here =>> https://forestvance.wufoo.com/forms/z1cfy6yj1txb47s/
But if you want to get in, hurry! – we start on Monday, Sept 28th.
To your continued success –
Corrective Exercise Specialist
Owner, FVT Personal Training