Quads - Sumo Squats

QUADS || Most of us are already quad dominant but that doesn’t mean we should skip them in our lifting program. Sumo squats can be a great go-to because it challenges more than just the quads. The widened and turned out stance allows for greater recruitment of the adductors and glutes. It also provides a test to our balance.

Begin by standing with your feet greater than hip width apart and turned out 30- 45 degrees. Hip hinge and squat down while keeping your knees over your ankles and chest up. Drive through your heels to return yourself back up.

Dr. Shanele shows a few variations in the video below. You can hold a weight or change the positioning of your arms to challenge your center of gravity.

Give this one a try and let us know what your favorite squat variation is!

 Starting position.

Starting position.

 Finished position. 

Finished position.