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How to Do a Side to Side Squat

Learn how to do a side to side squat in this Howcast workout video about plyometric exercises.


Hi, I am Pauline. I am back with another Plyo move.

This is called a side-to-side squat. It is almost like a crab motion, as though you are getting down to crawl. What I want you to do is focus on, again, abs in tight, hips going back, because this is where the movement is going to stem from.

The move involves a slight sidestep. So come to the side, pop up, and down. Again, you are keeping your squat motion so that you are popping off your heel. This can be a power move too, where you are powering up for vertical height, so great for basketball, volleyball, and you, which is anybody. I am going to speed it up, but the thing is, I am really focusing on popping off of my outer foot.

So I am going to do it again to where I am popping off, really focusing on pushing off, pushing, pushing. Arms are going in the opposite direction. Remember, this really engages your core, quads, hamstrings, gluts, and it is a great workout. And that is how you do your side-to-side squats.

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