The Sumo Squat is a variation of the squat, where the feet are placed in a wider distance with fingers pointing slightly out. Additionally to the muscles worked by the regular squat this variance works also the inner thigh.
How to and step by step instructions:
- Stand with your feet wide apart, straight legs.
- Open your feet approximately 45 degrees, externally rotating the hips.
- Squat down, keeping your upper body straight.
- Extend your legs returning to the initial position.
Hints & tips:
- If your feet are to narrow adductors will not be challenged.
- Too wide will bruise the hip joints.
- Like all squat variations, it is great for the glutes and quads.
- Strengthen the inner tights, the adductors.
Counting & gamification:
- Add this squat variant to your squat-collection, ensure you do it 2 to 4 times a month.
- Do 2 to 4 series of 10 repetitions.
Muscles worked and body parts involved:
Primary muscles: Glutes, Quads
Secondary muscles: Hip Adductor, Hamstring