I had originally planned to try and do one E2T article per month but it kinda dropped off my radar for awhile. I’m going to TRY to do these more often but don’t hold me to it.
The Cossack Squat
This has been one of my go-to movements more hip mobility for the past several months. Start with just your bodyweight then work up a little at a time. If you don’t have chains or a weight vest you can hold a dumbbell like you would during a goblet squat.
Start with a really wide stance, the further out the easier it is. Drop your hips then set down to one side. The foot on the side you are squatting to needs to stay completely flat on the floor. The foot on the other side is going to point towards the ceiling. In order to get good depth you’re going to need to have just a little bit of forward lean and really try to stick your butt down by the heel of the foot your squatting on.
Add this movement in anywhere in your workout that you can. Once you get good at them it’s a great warm up movement as well as a great off day mobility movement to keep you moving well.