What Happened Once I Started Doing Shrimp Squats

I’ve always been curious about how to perform shrimp squats, but I never got around to it. I decided that I would try them out and see what happened. Here is my experience with this exercise:

Shrimp squats are a good exercise to strengthen your posterior chain.

a woman performing a shrimp squat
a woman performing a shrimp squat

Posterior chain is a term that refers to the group of muscles that run from your shoulders to your ankles. The posterior chain consists of muscles in the back and hamstrings, as well as calves and glutes. It’s important to strengthen your posterior chain because it helps to stabilize your body, make you more balanced when standing, improves posture and mobility, and keeps you moving in healthy ways.

Shrimp squats are one way that I strengthen my posterior chain! They work by activating muscles along both sides of my body (front-to-back) which makes me stronger overall; they also help me improve balance while squatting down low or getting up from sitting on the ground with ease! Plus shrimp squats help keep my knees from hurting after playing sports like basketball or soccer by strengthening my legs so they're less likely bend under pressure during intense games/training sessions 🙂

I learned what the posterior chain is.

You might have heard the term “posterior chain” before, but if you haven't, let me explain. The posterior chain is a group of muscles that run at the back of your body and work together to help stabilize your pelvis and spine. They include the glutes (butt muscles), hamstrings (back of the thighs), calves and lower back muscles.

This is important because a strong posterior chain helps prevent injury while running or jumping; it also allows us to lift heavy weights without injuring ourselves. When we squat down without engaging our posterior chains properly, we risk putting too much pressure on our backs because they aren't able to hold up against gravity as effectively as they should be able to—and this can lead to pain in those areas!

I started to feel them loosen up my hip sockets.

I started to feel them loosen up my hip sockets.

The funny thing is that shrimp squats are actually a great exercise for your posterior chain, which includes your hips and glutes. As you do them, you're activating those muscles and getting them used to working together to help stabilize you when you move—which is good because it's important for every movement in our daily lives.

I could feel my glutes firing more when doing other exercises.

But this wasn't the most rewarding part. The most rewarding part was the way my glutes felt after I started doing shrimp squats.

My glutes are the largest muscle group in my body, and they play a crucial role in my everyday movements, posture and balance. They're also important for stability and strength when it comes to walking, running or jumping—and especially squatting! Doing a single set of shrimp squats forced me to activate my glutes in a way that other exercises don't do by default. If you do them regularly (for example: five sets of 10 reps), you can expect your glute activation to improve over time—and that means better performance for any exercise where your glutes are involved

The bonus of this exercise is that it’s easy to do in front of the TV.

Once you start doing shrimp squats, the bonus of this exercise is that you can do them anywhere. You can do them while watching TV, listening to music, talking on the phone or watching your kids play.

While waiting for the bus? That’s an obvious one and I love it.

It's a great exercise for strengthening your core muscles and stretching out your hip sockets.

What I've learned from doing shrimp squats is that they're a great exercise for strengthening your core muscles and stretching out your hip sockets. They're also easy to do in front of the TV, which makes it a good way to get a good stretch in your hips and build core strength.


Shrimp squats are a great way to strengthen your core muscles, stretch out your hip sockets and improve the quality of your life. They’re also easy to do in front of the TV so you can work on them while watching your favorite show or movie!