Suspended Squat allows you to execute vertical displacement of body mass with no locomotion associated. This exercise strengthens your legs and promotes hip and trunk stabilisation (which is a specific type of strength). Besides that, it offers training in particular movements useful in sports and daily activities that require balance.
Performing Suspended Squat, we can induce our body to a better-harmonised movement between legs and trunk stabilisation as well as training the body in a functional perspective.
This exercise allows you to use upper-body, lower body and mixing both to lower or lift the body’s centre of mass, involving movements such as squatting, lunging and climbing.
By moving up and down, you promote a vertical displacement on body centre of mass which will require leg strength (quadriceps, hamstrings and glutes), and at the same time, it creates the need to activate the hip stabilisation muscles and core muscles too, to rebalance and prevent falling. As you squat in a suspended way, you add to the equation the search for balance, which increases the challenge of the exercise.