Squat Stretch Exercise

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Equipment Required: none

Technique

  1. Start by standing with your feet approximately shoulder width apart.
  2. Squat down as low as you can, keeping your feet flat on the ground if possible.
  3. Press your knees apart with your elbows.
  4. Hold for a few minutes, or even longer if you are comfortable in that position.

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Fitness Extra

If you are new to exercise, consider getting a medical assessment before doing too much. Fill out a PARQ to see if you are ready. The best thing you could do is perform a warm-up before each fitness session, which should include some stretching. When training, following correct exercise technique can help reduce injuries and maximise fitness gains.

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