Balance Board Squat

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Balance Board Squat

Instructions

Preparation

Stand facing balance board. Step on one end of board. Slowly step on other end of board. Balance body weight on top of balance board so board is nearly vertical with little movement. See Balance Board Stand.

Execution

Extend arms forward in front of body. Squat down by bending knees forward slightly while allowing hips to bend back behind, keeping back straight and knees pointed same direction as feet. Descend until thighs are just past parallel to floor. Squat up by extending knees and hips until legs are straight. Return and repeat.

Comments

Use upper arm movement to assist with balance. Keep back straight, chest high, and feet flat on surface; equal distribution of weight through forefoot and heel. Knees should point same direction as feet throughout movement. When finished shift weight to one side. Step off with highest foot first.

Classification

 Utility: Balance
 Mechanics: Compound
 Force: Push

Force (Articulation)

Dynamic

Static

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