The Squat

The benefits:  builds muscle in your lower body.

  • Promotes mobility and balance which makes it a functional exercise that makes real life activities easier.
  • Prevents injury by strengthening the stabilizing muscle, ligaments and tissue.
  • Boosts your athletic performance you can jump higher and run faster.

Proper form:

  • Stand with a comfortable stance. Plant feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart with toes turned out at a slight angle.
  • Lower yourself by reaching back with your butt while maintaining a strong lower back. Keep your knees aligned with your toes and your toes on the ground.
  • Chest up, upper back tight, eyes looking forward and slightly down, head in a neutral position. Maintain a nice cohesive line along your spine.
  • Go just below parallel, so that your butt drops below your knees.
  • Come back up by pushing through the heel.

Things to Remember:

  • Don’t let your knees bow inward. Think of actively shoving your knees outward on the descent so that they track over your toes.

Visualize driving through the heel, try lifting your toes off the ground the first few reps.

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