Movement Review: Single Leg Squat
A movement review is an excellent touch point to see exactly what DARI can collect and to better understand its importance in your motion health!
The single leg squat is a fantastic way to review the strength and control of each lower limb individually. Performing a single leg squat to any significant depth almost immediately takes many subject’s outside of their comfort zone.
How well can a subject control their body while balancing and descending on one leg? Placing them in this compromised position often reveals vulnerabilities. Whether the knee caves in and valgus is high, the ankle demonstrates lack of stability, or no flexibility in the hips leads to a large trunk bend but no true squat depth; the information gathered on this movement is significant to telling one’s motion health.
We perform single leg squats every day, whether it is propelling up or down a flight or stairs or getting in and out of the car, we need to be able to control our center of mass on a single leg rather than the comfort of two.
So how low can you go?
Send us your best single leg squats (leg up and behind, not a pistol) and let’s see!