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Test Your Ability to Squat with the Wall Squat Test

Knowing whether you can squat efficiently  can be difficult to assess.  A simple way to tell whether you have the mobility that allows for an efficient squat is by using the wall squat test.  In the wall squat test you:

  1. Stand with your feet just outside hip width apart and your toes 4 inches away from a wall
  2. With your hands down place them against the wall
  3. Squat down as low as you are able to go

If you are able to squat all the way down to where the hamstrings touch the calves then test the overhead wall squat:

  1. Stand with your feet just outside hip width apart and your toes 4 inches away from a wall
  2. With your arms extended overhead, place your hands on the wall
  3. Squat down as low as you are able to go

If you are unable to complete the wall squat test with the hands down you may look to improve potential limitations in trunk stability, hip flexibility, hip strength, calf flexibility, and balance.

If you are able to complete the wall squat test with the hands down, but have trouble with the overhead wall squat test you may look to improve potential limitations in trunk stability, thoracic mobility, shoulder mobility, hip flexibility, and balance.  If mobility limitations are noted, try the Squat Mobility Series.

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