Official Website of Sarah E. Rippel, BS, CPT, FMS

-Superband Counterbalance Squats-

Many people have difficulty “sitting back” into squats.  There are numerous reasons why this happens, but a common one is a lack of glute recruitment.  A lot of people have “lazy butts,” lol!  You HAVE to use your glutes in order to squat properly!  

Try Counterbalance Squats with a Superband or JC Band.  Because the band is providing a force that pulls you forward, you must sit back and counterbalance this, keeping chest up and shoulders back.  Your core is working overtime to keep your torso up.  There is a big emphasis on hip extension, which is something we could all use a little more of!  Good stuff! 🙂


3 responses

  1. Great video. Glad to see someone else encouraging people to get outside and train…even in a unconventional way.

    Great blog!

    -Steve Morris

    February 3, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    • Thanks Steve! 🙂 I’m gonna check out your site!

      February 3, 2009 at 9:59 pm

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