May 24, 2022
How to Execute Proper Deep Knee Bends

With no equipment required, deep knee bends are a very accessible, convenient exercise. You can do them anywhere and anytime, making them useful for breaking up long periods of sitting or standing.

The deep knee bend used to be an everyday movement. If you spend a lot of time sitting or standing, mastering the deep knee bend could help restore function and help you move more fluidly.

deepA recent story from Volt Fitness discusses how to properly execute a deep knee bend. Below is an excerpt from that story.

  1. Stand with your feet about hip-width apart, toes pointing forward. Pull your shoulders down and back, brace your core, and let your arms hang naturally by your sides. Lengthen your neck and look straight ahead.
  2. Keeping your torso as upright as possible, bend your legs, and push your knees forward. Allow your heels to naturally lift off the floor as you descend.
  3. Raise your arms forward in front of you if you wish. This makes balancing easier.
  4. Squat down as far as you can, ideally until your hamstrings are resting on your calves.

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  5. Stay in this position for as long as required, e.g., 20-40 seconds, and then stand back up again. Alternatively, you can do this exercise for reps, e.g., 6-10.

To read the full article from Volt Fitness about deep knee bends, click here. 

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