Ass to Grass? Squatting Made Simple

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Is your squatting technique correct?

For such a seemingly easy movement, there are many intricate details that you MUST do when you are squatting.

I am going to take you through some of the technical, finer details of the squat to try and help improve your action on this important movement.

For the purposes of this e-mail, I will try and make it as applicable as possible to all different types of squatting. Such as back, front, zercher, hack, goblet and even bodyweight squats.

Here goes…

- FEET ROUGHLY SHOULDER WIDTH APART
- FEET ANGLED SLIGHTLY OUT THE WAY, FACING OUT THE WAY
- KEEP YOUR BACK AND CHEST NICE AND STRAIGHT (I try and imagine squeezing an object between my shoulder blades)
- CONTRACT AND TIGHTEN YOUR STOMACH MUSCLES
-STICK YOUR BUM OUT SLIGHTLY (imagine you are sitting on a seat behind you, as opposed to going down straight)
- KEEP THE WEIGHT PROPORTIONED IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR FEET, TRY TO AVOID SITTING ON YOUR HEALS OR TOES
- DON’T OVER OR UNDER SQUAT, WHEN YOUR LEGS ARE AT APPROXIMATLEY 90 DEGREES, BEGIN TO DRIVE BACK UP
- ON YOUR DRIVE PHASE (coming back up), CONCENTRATE ON DRIVING YOUR KNEES OUT THE WAY AND DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES LET THEM COME IN
- ON THE FINAL PHASE OF SQUATTING FOCUS ON DRVING YOUR HIPS THROUGH UNTIL THE FINISH RATHER THAN STRAIGHTENING YOUR LEGS

There you have it!

I tried to keep it simple and to the point. However, if you have any further questions hit me up and I shall do my best to answer them.

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