The gorilla squat is a bodyweight sequence that combines two reverse lunges and a bodyweight squat. It could also be performed with dumbbells, kettlebells, or other weights. It targets most of the muscles of the lower body, including the quads, glutes, and hamstrings. It can be performed for time or reps in the lower-body portion of any workout.
Builds muscular strength and endurance in the hamstrings, glutes, and quads
Works core strength to maintain balance and a neutral spine
Great dynamic warm-up before strength training
Great component of a fat-loss or conditioning circuit workout
Begin in a standing position with your chest up and your feet hip-width apart. This will be your starting position.
Jump into a lunge position, bringing one foot forward and one foot back, bending both knees to 90 degrees. Ensure that the front knee is over the midline of the foot and the back knee is nearly touching the ground.
Extend through both legs, jumping as high as possible. As you jump up, switch positions of your legs, moving your front foot to the back, and your rear leg to the front. As you land, absorb the impact through the legs by adopting the lunge position.
Once again, extend through both legs, jumping as high as possible, but this time youâ€™re going to land with your feet should-width apart in a squat position. This is one repetition.