Fitness & Wellness

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

How to Do a Deep Squat

To do a deep squat, start by standing flat on the ground and both feet shoulder-width apart. Keep the trunk erected, both knees straight, and toes straight ahead. Next, squat down like sitting down. Make sure to bend your hips, knees, and ankles and keep the spine straight. When you lower the body, the hips should move backward and the knees should move forward over the toes to keep the center of gravity on the feet. Both feet must stay flat on the floor. Also, the pelvis and trunk should remain aligned and neutral. At the lowest depth, the pelvis should be relatively aligned with the shins. Lastly, push through both feet and put the weight in front of the ankles to return to the initial position. [2]