TRX Stabilized Squat

The TRX stabilized squat is a great way to take the pressure off of your knees and put it directly on the muscle.  By leaning back slightly, you are keeping your body in perfect alignment for the squat.  The TRX straps allow you to do this exercise anywhere.  This is a great exercise to do daily at home to help decrease knee pain.

TRX Stabilized Squat

Primary Muscles Used

Muscles Used in Exercise

TRX Stabilized Squat Instructions

  • Set TRX anchor at eye level, either from a door or on a vertical pole, tree, etc.
  1. Grab the handles and stand with your body facing the anchor point.
  2. Step back until all slack is removed from the cables.
  3. Stand with your feet hip-width apart, toes facing forward, and lean back slightly.
  4. Keep your core tight, neutral spine, and arms fully extended in front of you.
  5. Lower down into a squat as if sitting in a low chair, your knees should remain behind your toes.
  6. Push through the heels to standing position.
TRX Squat Demonstration

Benefits of the Stabilized Squat

  • When you strengthen the muscles in your lower body, you’re better able to execute full-body movements with correct form, balance, mobility, and posture.
  • Calorie burning is often equated with aerobic exercises such as running or cycling. But performing high-intensity, compound movements like the squat can also burn a lot of calories and raise your metabolism.
  • From getting out of bed, to sitting down in a chair, and just walking across the room, your glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, adductors, hip flexors, and calves are responsible for almost every move you make.
  • Having strong core muscles can make everyday movements like turning, bending, and even standing easier. Not only that, but a strong core can improve your balance, ease pain in your low back, and also make it easier to maintain good posture.  By holding onto the TRX straps it forces your lower back to act as a primary stabilizer.
  • This is a great exercise to help rehabilitate the knee joint, the straps give you support as well as keep you in perfect position so not to irritate the knee.
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