Are you not sure about proper squat form?
Would you like to know how to do squats properly?
Then, I’ll show you the proper way to do squats and build on it.
What is Proper Squat Form?
You can’t go wrong with squatting…
That is furthest from the truth!
In fact, if you aren’t careful about HOW you squat…
You could very well injure yourself.
This is especially true when you do weighted squats.
My advice? Start with body weight squats…
Then graduate to squats with weight once you have proper squat form.
How to Do Squats Properly
Let’s strip down the squat exercise to simply bodyweight.
After all, once you master your own bodyweight…
Then, you can move onto weighted squats.
- Stand up straight with your feet separated shoulder-width apart.
- Bend your knees and butt 90° and come down to a seated position.
- Press through your heels, keep your big toes lifted and stand up.
- Pace yourself at about: squat down for a 3-count, pause for a 3-count, then stand up for a 3-count.
NOTE: Avoid using momentum to stand up. Press through your feet and keep your spine upright at all times for all progressions.
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-Dale L. Roberts
This blog post proposes exercise recommendations and all readers should consult a qualified medical professional before starting this or any other health & fitness program. As with any exercise program, if you experience any discomfort, pain or duress, stop immediately and consult your doctor. The author of this blog post disclaims any liabilities or losses in connection with the exercises or advice herein. You should inspect any equipment or workout area in advance as free of danger, flaw or compromise. The user assumes all responsibility when performing any movements contained in this blog and waives the equipment manufacturer, makers, and distributors of the equipment of all liabilities.
While my greatest passions are health & fitness, writing and reading, I also love to spend time traveling with my wife, watching pro wrestling and playing guitar. I currently reside in Columbus, Ohio, with my wife, Kelli, and our rescue cat, Izzie.