Friday, August 5, 2011

How to Squat

The Abridged Version

The most common misconception about the squat is: The first movement is down.  If you are in the "down" crowd, you are incorrect young sirs.  If you go down, you will run out of room and most definitely end up with the majority of your weight on your toes.  If you are a toe squatter, STOP.  Your meniscus with thank you.

The squat begins with the hips moving back, then force your knees out, arch your back and THEN you can begin to descend.  Remember to put the majority of your weight on your heels.  If you sit back, force your knees out, keep your chest up and stay on your heels... you should be good... barring any accidents happening (like aliens with ray guns blowing up your gym, a super ballad by Guns and Roses blaring across the speakers taking you back to the glory days, or a big foot sighting).  Perfect practice makes perfect!

Workout: Not for Time

Run 400m
20 back squat, front squat or OH Squat
20 pull ups

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