The Best Deep Squat Sit Stretch For Hip Mobility
If you are like most of us you spend a lot of time sitting at your job, in traffic or on your couch.
It’s not realistic to try and achieve the perfect balance between sitting, standing and moving around so its best to learn some basic body maintenance so that you move well and can train pain free.
If you don’t your most common habits WILL affect you for better or for worse. If you are dealing with some low back sensitivity one area you can focus on is opening up the hips more so that your low back can focus on stability and not compensating for what is lacking in the hips.
There is a specific deep squat sit stretch that I have always gone back to time and time again when it comes to making sure my body feels comfortable in this position and doesn’t come up with any compensations over time.
Is Sitting In A Deep Squat Good For You?
There has been talk about the deep squat sit being a healthy measure of balance in the lower extremities.
Meaning as humans we should all be able to have enough ROM in our joints from the feet up to be able to hold a healthy deep squat position.
If you can’t get into a fairly comfortable position in the squat then this video may be something you want to look into.
When it comes to low back pain relief I am strong believe in making sure that the rest of the body is able to do basic movement and stability exercises to ensure that one area isn’t compensating for another.
In this case the lack of hip mobility can and will impact the low backs job.
I personally do not use the deep squat sit to just sit unless the activity I am doing will allow me to do it and still be effective at whatever I am doing.
So for me (and most other normal people I would guess) we will need to bake this position into our weekly body maintenance schedule.
How Does The Deep Squat Sit Help With Low Back Pain Relief?
When we talk about low back pain relief it’s rare that the relief comes from engaging with the actual lower back.
Instead I encourage my students to spend more time up and down stream from the lower back to see what in those areas could be causing the low back sensitivity.
I personally love to play with the hips whether its on the topic of mobility or strength because I know most people dealing with low back pain see great results when they start to open up the hips and allow the low back to calm down while the hips start to work better.
So the deep squat helps to open the hips up, while working on learning to stabilize this new hip range of motion which frees up the low back.