Pop A Squat [the right way]

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Pop A Squat [the right way]

Squats could help you overcome aches & pains... or they could exacerbate those issues. It all comes down to your movement patterns - your form.

PROPER FORM FOR SQUATS

First, know that movement should build a stronger, more resilient body - not break it down. Squats very well could help you overcome aches & pains like knee/hip/back tension... OR they could exacerbate those kinds of issues [or even create them]. It all comes down to your movement patterns - your form.

The 2 most important things that create a solid foundation when squatting are 1. engaging your core ; and 2. hinging your hips . Once you’ve nailed those, you wanna check in with 2 more things: 1. your feet; and 2. your knees. Here’s what you want to confirm:

Feet

  1. heels stay connected to the ground through the entire movement
  2. your weight is evenly distributed through all 10 toes and both heels - not settling all into your arches/big toes or the outer edge/little toes
  3. you push your heels into the ground to use your glutes to stand up *while keeping all 10 toes connected*

Knees

  1. don’t bow out wider than hips OR collapse inward closer than hips
  2. don’t poke forward - instead, the booty pokes backward [*cough* you know, hinge your hips ;-)]

Here's a video that sums it all up!

It bears repeating: movement should build a stronger, more resilient body - not break it down!! So shoot me an email if you need some guidance!

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