Wednesday, August 28, 2019

5 Step Process to a Better Squat

We are almost at the end of the annual  @wheresamommy Squat Challenge, just a couple more days until we reveal what 100 squats for 30 days has done to our buns and I can’t wait to see what the results are!! 

Did you know that if you don’t do squats correctly not only your results will be non existent but you risk injuring yourself and causing permanent damage to hips, and knees! 

So here are my 5 step process to a better squat!

  1. Start in a standing position with feet placed wider than hip with apart. Toes pointing forward.
  2. Push your hips back as you bend your knees. I always say to imagine you’re going to sit in a tiny glass chair. (You must go slow and aim you booty back!!). Split your knees open just a bit, don’t let your knees buckle in (I actually love the mini bands for this because you press against the mini bands to keep them up!)
  3. Keep your chest up and your back straight. Don’t lower your chest over your knees. Keep your shoulders down and back and keep the weight equally distributed on your heels and ball of your feet.
  4. Come to a standing position by straightening your legs and driving your heels into the ground
  5. If you need to, start small by lowering yourself at about half way, increase your squat depth as you get comfortable with it. Eventually going down to a full squat (where your thighs are parallel to the ground)

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