How to do a Mini Loop Band Squat

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About Mini Loop Band Squat

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Instructions: How To

Mini Loop Band Squat is a bodyweight variation of Squats. Like other Squat variations, this is a compound exercise that primarily targets the quadriceps. By placing a mini loop band around both legs, just above the knee, you’re forced to recruit additional smaller muscles to help keep your knees from collapsing inwards. This can be a great exercise for working towards heavier squat variations, or as a way to fine tune your form.

  1. Secure a mini loop band around your thighs, just above your knees.
  2. Position your feet wider than shoulder-width apart. The mini loop band should be taut.
  3. Bend your knees slightly.
  4. Maintain proper form by engaging your core, straightening your back, and gazing forward.
  5. Hinge your hips back, keep your knees inline with your toes, and drop into a squat position as you resist the band.
  6. Pause for a moment at the bottom of the movement, making sure that your weight is evenly distributed throughout your feet.
  7. Engage your quads, glutes and hamstrings to return to the starting position by extending your legs.

Common Mistakes

  • Weak Hip Hinge

    The hip hinge is a crucial part of the squat. Make sure you’re dropping your hips back first, and then bending your knees to drop into your squat. The same is true on the way up. Make sure you’re driving your hips forward, not just extending your legs.