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Lateral Box Squat

Movement Monday!

The lateral box squat is commonly involved in gym and strength and conditioning settings as a means to strengthen both legs in different ways throughout the movement. This movement requires a higher degree of hip mobility, thigh and hip muscle strength, and trunk stability.

This movement can be performed without a box however a box is often used to ensure the athlete performing the movement reaches parallel at the thigh. Be sure to keep the “trail leg” fully straight with each repetition.

This specific movement is important in the context of frontal plane strength and control and has carryover to field sport activities like cutting.

A benchmark to work toward includes the ability to complete 10+ repetitions on each side holding 25% of your body weight.

Can you perform the movement?

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