Reaching Sumo Squat

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Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: Sumo squat with overhand reach
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Equipment: Body only
  • Muscles Targeted: Quads, glutes, hamstrings
  • Mechanics: Compound
  • Average Number of Sets: 2-3 with 10-15 reps each
  • Variations: None
  • Alternative: None

The reaching sumo squat is a bodyweight sumo squat variation performed by extending your arms overhead. Aside from increasing endurance, flexibility, and strength all through your glutes and hamstrings, it helps in improving hip mobility.

Reaching Sumo Squat Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: Sumo squat with overhand reach
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Equipment: Body only
  • Muscles Targeted: Quads, glutes, hamstrings
  • Mechanics: Compound
  • Average Number of Sets: 2-3 with 10-15 reps each
  • Variations: None
  • Alternative: None

How to do Reaching Sumo Squat

Stand with a wider-than-hip-width stance, keeping your knees and toes pointed out slightly. Lower your body and move into a squat position, while pushing your hips backward and reaching to the ground with your fingertips. Push through the heels to go back to the initial position and extend your arms straight overhead.

Reaching Sumo Squat

Tips

  • Make sure that you do bend or round your back so to feel the tension in your glutes and hamstrings when reaching for the toes.
  • Keep your arms close to the ears, while lifting your body on your tiptoes.

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