Fitness & Wellness

Deep Squat: Benefits, Muscles Worked, & How to Do It

What Is Deep Squat?

A deep squat is a form of squat in which the hips should be below the height of your knees when you are at the lowest depth. On average, the knee’s angle in this exercise is typically more than 120 degrees. In contrast, in a typical squat, the knees should be bent only at a right angle. With this movement, a deep squat requires more knee flexion. Also, the ankles and hips need to flex enough to keep the center of gravity over the feet. You may do a deep squat as a front squat with a resistance load, a back squat, or a bodyweight exercise. [1]