Y Squat – Exercise of the Week

Y Squat – Exercise of the Week

  • Hold your arms out to your sides in a ‘Y’ formation at all times
  • Keep your upper back and shoulders tensed throughout the exercise
  • Stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart
  • With your abs braced and glutes squeezed, start the movement at the hip joint and push your hips backward and “sit back into a chair”
  • Make your hips go back as far as possible and keep your knees in a straight line
  • Don’t let your lower back round and try to squat as deep as possible
  • Push with your glutes, hamstrings, and quadriceps to return to the start position

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10 Replies to “Y Squat – Exercise of the Week”

  1. Now that sure targets the core and the lower part of your body.
    I will try to use that in my daily exercise routine!
    Thanks for the idea man and nice vid BTW.

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