Wide Leg Squat

Performing a squat in a wide leg position works the adductor muscles (groin) more than a conventional squat.

Teaching Points:

  • The starting position for a wide leg squat is with the feet more than shoulder width apart and the toes pointing outwards.
  • From here the athlete bends both knees, keeping back straight.
  • Ideally the knee should reach a right angle (90 degrees), but if not this is something you can work on. Don't go past a right angle.
  • Make sure the knees do not more in front of the toes, keep your weight over the mid foot and heel.

Muscles Worked:

Alternative Exercise: