Lower Body Warm Up – Air Squats

By Adelaide Women's Physio | July 13, 2018

Before heading off on a walk, run or other sporting activity, air squats are useful to warm the lower and upper body.  It is also a useful morning stretch exercise that can be done before rushing out the door to work, or even whilst waiting at  the bus stop.

1) Stand comfortably with your arms by your side and your legs shoulder width apart.

2) As you slowly bend your hips and knees to lower you buttocks toward the floor/ground, raise your arms to shoulder level.  Keep your knees in line with your feet.

3) Allow your spine to be neutral as you squat with your chest lifted.

4) Once your thighs are level with the floor/ground, reverse the motion and return to standing with arms by your side.

5) Repeat 10 to 15 times.