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Exercise Demonstrations

Staggered Squat on Balance Board

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Staggered Squat on Balance Board Exercise

Starting Position

Begin by standing tall (not pictured) with your legs hip-width apart, arms extended in front of your shoulders, and one foot on top of a balance board. Make sure your abs are engaged and that you're placing an equal amount of weight in both feet.


INHALE: Push your hips back (as if sitting into a chair behind you) and bend your knees to squat down. EXHALE: Straighten the legs and push your hips forward to return back to the starting (standing) position to complete one rep. After one set, switch the balance board placement to the other side to perform another set.

Special Instructions

Only squat as far as you can go while maintaining balance and control. Keep your abs engaged and use a focal point in front of you to aid your balance. Try to keep the balance board as stable as possible, and be sure to balance your weight evenly between both feet. Keep chest lifted and minimize any forward leaning.

Muscles Worked: Quads, Hamstrings, Glutes, Abs