This is a good exercise for strengthening your legs, hips, and spinal erectors. It’ll also improve your posture and control of hip rotation, which is essential to balance and efficiency for walking and running. If you’re struggling with 1-legged squats and pistols, this exercise is a good substitute.
Follow these tips to get the most out of your training:
– Use mid thigh to knee height platform
– Push hips back to keep supporting heel down
– Toes and knees point straight ahead
– Go down slowly
– Lift chest at bottom
Start with a knee height platform and gradually progress to higher surfaces. Focus on getting a lot of relatively easy practice. You want to avoid failure and fatigue while learning new movements. You’ll develop better techniques and habits this way. Enjoy!