Suspended squat is a functional exercise performed by standing and introducing a descending motion that follows one of the natural movement pillars.
Suspended squats allow you to execute vertical displacement of body mass with no locomotion associated. This exercise strengthens your legs and promotes hip and trunk stabilization (which is a specific type of strength). Besides that, it offers training in particular movements useful in sports and daily activities that require balance.
This exercise allows you to use upper-body, lower body and mixing both to lower or lift the body’s center of mass, involving movements such as squatting, lunging and climbing.
By moving up and down, you promote a vertical displacement on body center of mass which will require leg strength (quadriceps, hamstrings and glutes), and at the same time, it creates the need to activate the hip stabilization 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.