Step 1: Engage the core. Initiate movement from the hips. Position the Link™ up the front side of the body.
Step 2: Drop the hips as if you are going to sit in a chair. As you lower the body, lift the arms up. Keep the arms rigid and hinge at the shoulders. Arms should be locked out in "I" formation at the bottom of the squat.
Step 3: Push through the heels and bring the body into standing tall position while hinging the arms back into starting position.
Tips: Core activation is key for success in this movement. Use the abs to keep the trunk upright. The force applied by the Link™ will create a counterbalance, which will allow for a deep, controlled squat. Keep the shoulder back and down and ensure the knees are pointing straight.
Link™ to Exterior: Handles or middle of the Link™ held in hands. Hands resting at chest
Stance: Hip width +1. Standing tall