Deep Squat - Heels Up
Target; This exercise helps develop better flexibility in your upper thoracic spine, shoulders, lats, and teaches how to perform a full deep squat.
Starting Position; Stand shoulder width apart with feet allow knees to bend forwards, sink down towards the floor.
Step-by-step instructions; Place a mat under both heels and get into a full squat position. Once stable, try to lift one arm up and out as far as possible. Then repeat on the other side. Now try both arms up at the same time. Holding both arms up return to the standing position.
Tip; If you struggle with flexibility with your hamstrings and calfs, place a thick mat underneath your heels for assistance. Have the feeling of stretching upwards and backwards with your arms once in the squat posture.