How to do Sumo Squat

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Difficulty: Medium

Impact Level: Normal

Target Body Parts: glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps


Sumos squats are similar to regular squats, except with added focus on your inner thighs. Start in a standing position, take your feet out sideways so that they are wider than shoulder width and toes turned out slightly. Bring your hands up into a prayer position on your chest.

From here, sit your hips back and down, then bend your knees, keeping them in line with your turned out toes. Make sure you keep your chest up and dont’ tip forwards. Lower down until your hips are at the same height as your knees, then push down into your heels, contract your glutes and quadriceps to return to teh standing potision again. Repeat this for the required duration.

How to make Sumo Squat easier

Work up to this movement by having a go with our Sumo Stretch and Chair Squat exercises first.

How to make Sumo Squat more challenging

Amp things up a little and try our Lateral Squats and for a real quad burn, try our Jump Squats.

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