The Cossack Squat: Reclaiming Your Baseline Balance

When the gap in our balance grows too large, we need smart exercises to train the variables that move the meter back to the baseline of a reasonable asymmetry.

This uncomplicated exercise not only builds single-leg strength and coordination but also takes care of the instability of the hips that unavoidably creeps in after years of training heavy two-sided movements like squats and deadlifts.
 
We’re not perfectly balanced machines. One side of our body has more prominent organs in different places than the other side. We have a dominant side that will always be a little stronger and more coordinated than the other.
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When the gap in our balance grows too large, we need smart exercises to train the variables that move the meter back to the baseline of a reasonable asymmetry.

This uncomplicated exercise not only builds single-leg strength and coordination but also takes care of the instability of the hips that unavoidably creeps in after years of training heavy two-sided movements like squats and deadlifts.

 

We’re not perfectly balanced machines. One side of our body has more prominent organs in different places than the other side. We have a dominant side that will always be a little stronger and more coordinated than the other.

read more

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