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Skater Squat

The skater squat is a movement that evaluates single leg strength, control, and balance/proprioception.

Place one or two foam pads at your heels. Begin by standing on 1 leg. When balanced, begin squatting through your standing leg, reaching your opposite knee toward the pads behind you. Be careful not to allow the shin to make contact with the pads. Once you contact the foam at the bottom of the squat, return back to the starting position.

This movement can be used as part of a lower body strength program, a warm up prior to plyometrics and other dynamic activities, and as a way to improve single leg balance and control.

Can you perform 10 repetitions on each leg? Alternatively, how many can you perform on each leg?

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