Shifting squats are an ultra-efficient and effective way to prepare your legs for a hard training session.
- They build stability in the hips, lumbar spine, and ankles.
- Mobility is improved by moving your joints through a lateral range of motion.
- Shifting squats can help you identify imbalances between the right and left legs which may go unnoticed with classic bilateral exercises.
- Learning how to “pull” into your squats is easier when the other leg is providing support is easier.
- They can improve tension control and strength at the bottom of the squat, which helps avoid “dropping” into the bottom of the squat.
- They also improve stability which can otherwise hinder your ability to push your legs during progressive calisthenics training.
These are just a few of the benefits of shifting squats. Try them during the stability phase of the Grind Style Calisthenics training.
Don’t worry too much about sets and reps; practice them as you see fit.