🚨 How To Do a Proper Sumo Squat
🚨 How To Do The Sumo Squat
✅ Start in a standing position with your feet wide apart and your toes pointing at 45° angles. By wide we mean wider than shoulder-width apart – around a foot (30cm) beyond your shoulder on each side.
✅ Drop into a squat, bending at the hips and knees and sitting back. Keep your chest up and knees out. Keep lowering until your thighs are parallel to the ground, or even slightly below parallel if you have it in you. Then stand back up to the starting position. Make sure you don’t lift your feet off the ground or round out your lower back as you perform the sumo squat.
🚨 Sumo Squat Variations
✅ While the unweighted sumo squat is a good place to start, it’s easy to increase the difficulty by holding dumbbells in either hand or a kettlebell in both. Let the weights hang from straight arms as you lower so they come close to or actually touch the ground beneath you when you squat down.
✅ If using a kettlebell you can also try going straight from a sumo squat into a kettlebell swing. Drop into a shallow sumo squat holding the kettlebell in both hands between your legs, then drive your hips forwards and swing the weight up to around shoulder height. Control the swing back down and then stand up. As with the sumo squat compared with a standard squat, the wider stance means the swing works the inner thigh muscles more than a standard kettlebell swing would.