Skip to main content

How to Do a Run Stance Squat

Learn how to do a run stance squat, an intense leg plyometric exercise, in this Howcast workout video about plyometrics.


Hi. It's Pauline, and I'm back with another great plyometric exercise. This one is called your run stance squat. Again, you're going to get down in a squat, except you're going to act like you're getting ready to run. This is great for activation of the glutes, quads, hamstrings, your core, and of course great cardio.

When you get down, you're going to get down into almost a diagonal. I'm going to do it at this end. You're going to get down as though you're squatting, but you're in a diagonal. What you're going to do is, you're going to stay in this position the entire time. And you're going to kind of rotate. Okay?

So, from here, okay? Now, I am using my arms as a driving force to get me from one side to the other. Okay? And the other things is, I really feel my core while doing this. It's activated because I'm in the squatted position. Really focus on filling out your core, pushing off your heel, trying to land soft, keeping your chest up.

And depending on the type of workout you're doing, you can either just go for 30 seconds at a time. You can go for speed, and it will be just a 20 second workout. If you're just going for activation of the muscle, stay lower longer. That way, you can actually feel where the movement is coming from. Okay? If not, cardio bursts. Okay?

And that is how you do your run stance squat.

Popular Categories