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Potty Squat

Exercise Profile

Body PartWaist
EquipmentBody weight
Primary MusclesRectus Abdominis
Secondary MusclesObliques
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Introduction to the Potty Squat

The Potty Squat exercise is a functional movement that mimics the natural human squatting position, promoting strength, flexibility, and balance. It's suitable for all fitness levels, especially those looking to improve their lower body strength and core stability. People may want to incorporate Potty Squats into their routine for its benefits in enhancing mobility, aiding in digestion, and potentially reducing the risk of injury in daily activities.

Performing the: A Step-by-Step Tutorial Potty Squat

  • Slowly bend your knees and lower your body, as if you were sitting down on an imaginary toilet, keeping your back straight and your chest up.
  • Make sure your knees are in line with your toes and do not move past them as you lower your body.
  • Go down as far as you can, ideally until your thighs are parallel to the ground, then pause for a moment.
  • Push through your heels to stand back up to the starting position, completing one rep of the Potty Squat.

Tips for Performing Potty Squat

  • Engage the Core: Before you begin the squat, tighten your abdominal muscles. This helps to stabilize your spine, providing a strong base for the movement and reducing the risk of injury. Common mistake to avoid: Don't forget to engage your core, as neglecting this step can lead to lower back strain.
  • Slow and Steady: Lower your body as if you are sitting back into a chair, keeping your chest up and your weight in your heels. Go down as far as you can without discomfort, ideally until your thighs are parallel to the floor.

Potty Squat FAQs

Can beginners do the Potty Squat?

Yes, beginners can do the Potty Squat exercise. It's a simple exercise that can help to build lower body strength and improve flexibility. However, as with any new exercise, beginners should start slowly and focus on maintaining proper form to avoid injury. If any discomfort or pain is felt during the exercise, they should stop immediately and consult with a fitness professional.

What are common variations of the Potty Squat?

  • The EasyGopro Toilet Stool is another variation that fits even compact bathrooms and supports the body in a squatting posture.
  • The Step and Go Toilet Stool is a variation that not only aids in proper toilet posture but also comes with a built-in phone holder.
  • The ToiletTree Toilet Stool is a stylish option that helps achieve the squatting position and can be adjusted to fit individual comfort levels.
  • The MallBoo Adjustable Bamboo Toilet Stool is an eco-friendly alternative that offers adjustability for different heights, promoting a healthier squatting position.

What are good complementing exercises for the Potty Squat?

  • The Glute Bridge exercise complements Potty Squats as it focuses on strengthening the glutes and hamstrings, which are the primary muscles used in squats, and also helps in improving hip mobility, an essential aspect of performing squats correctly.
  • The Plank exercise, while not a lower body workout, complements Potty Squats by strengthening the core muscles. A strong core is vital for maintaining balance and stability during squats, thus enhancing the overall squat performance.

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