Coach Azimah from Strength Avenue leads you through some hip opener exercises to help you get comfortable in a deep squat!
Actively push one side at a time, while staying low in the squat position. Perform 5 reps, then hold for 10s on the last rep. After mobilizing both sides individually, push both knees out at the same time while staying low in the squat, for 5 reps, then a 10s hold.
If you can't get into a deep squat yet without losing balance, place your hands on the floor for support, or hold on to a sturdy surface.
Lower back tightness? Continue working on hitting depth with your bodyweight squats. The more you do it, the better it will get.