Baby Boomer 1 Leg Squats


The video below shows one of my clients doing what we refer to as a static unsupported one leg squat. The client pictured is 61 years old. I love to show theses videos to demonstrate what great shape people can get in. Yes, I know that depth and back position could be a little better but, when you see this degree of strength and stability in an older client it is encouraging. All too often we set the bar way too low for our clients. I am conservative in my exercise choices and loads but, will progress a client when I think it is safe and beneficial. The external load is 30 lbs. consisting of a 20 lb weight vest and 5 lb dumbbells. The dumbbells act as a counterbalance to allow the client to sit back and also also encourage some thoracic extension. 

4 Responses to “Baby Boomer 1 Leg Squats”

  1. mboyle1959 Says:

    No, that’s just his shoe.

  2. Looks like a great exercise. Is his right foot slighly elevated or am I seeing things? If so, why?

  3. Very respectable. I train my mother and she did the same on a low box the other day. But really I just wanted to make fun of the music in the background. Sorry Mr. Boyle

  4. I haven’t seen your blog before.

    It’s good that you have baby boomer clients who are working on their health. It’s so important.

    I blog at The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide at http://boomersurvive-thriveguide.typepad.com.

    Rita

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