The Deck Squat is a powerful core builder that will increase your agility and power. Deck Squats are a great addition to your bodyweight routine. Add deck squats towards the end of your workout as a conditioning tool. After a few repetitions you will feel your heart rate ramping up! Deck squats are a great way to burn unwanted body fat, too!
Power, Endurance, Agility
Body Parts Used:
Core, Hips, Legs
Stand up straight with enough room behind you to lay down
Lower your hips until your glutes hit the floor and roll back bringing your legs to your chest.
Without using your hands build momentum and roll forward until your feet are on the ground and then stand up.
To make them easier to perform, try holding a weight in front of you. This will help you come up by building momentum. However, this will also add weight to the exercise so be prepared to get your heart rate going! Try this exercise on soft ground. Kick hard as you come forward to build enough momentum.
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