Adding a little more challenge to the Air Squat may involve using a mini band around the knees. This will want to pull the knees towards the midline and load the hip abductors to keep them from succeeding. The thought process behind this version is that it can help engage the glutes and abductors throughout a squat pattern, this may help positively affect patella tracking (the glide of the patella into the knee joint). It can also be used to increase the metabolic cost of a relatively straight forward exercise as the extra work in the glutes costs energy, therefore it may be useful in a Tabata or HIIT session.
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