How to Stretch when doing Bodyweight Squats
This article is going to teach you how to stretch when performing bodyweight squat. Squats are one of my personal favorite bodyweight workouts, it works some of the largest muscles in your body and you can see results quickly when working them. Stretching these muscles is important because leg flexibility is a key factor in many of the more difficult variations of the bodyweight squat. When performing these stretches, remember to take your take and to relax, don’t rush through the stretches, enjoy them.
How to Stretch the Gluteus Maximus
When stretching the gluteus maximus, remember to keep your core firm and your back “straight” (don’t slouch). This
ensures that the muscles are properly getting stretched. It is also important to keep your leg straight, and not to apply too much
pressure during the stretch.
How to Stretch the Quadriceps
The standing quad stretch is one the most common stretches and there is a solid chance you’ve done it
at least once before in your life. If you struggle to balance, despite their advice, you can balance yourself
by putting your free hand on a wall, but ideally, you wan’t to be able to do this without using a wall for assistance.
How to Stretch the Hamstrings
The Hamstring stretch can be difficult if you haven’t done it before, but don’t worry, just slowly ease
your way into the stretch, ideally you want to be able to touch your toes, but you need to work to
this point slowly. Just lean into it as far as you can without causing too much discomfort.
How to Stretch the Erector Spinae
This is the same as the gluteus maximus stretch.
Remember to take your time while doing these stretches, again, don’t rush through them, relax and enjoy it.
If you have any questions or suggestions, leave them in the comments and I’ll address them right away. Hope you enjoyed.