Crucial Squat Tips You Need To Know


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The Squat has earned the title, ‘King of Exercises’ and rightly so. No other exercise hits the muscle as hard as a good solid set of squats.
Stick with these tips below to ensure your squats are safe and effective.

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Crucial Squat Tips You Need To Know

  1. 1. Crucial Squat Tips <br />You Need To Know<br /><br />
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  3. 3. Why Squat?<br />The Squat has deservedly earned the title, ‘King of Exercises’. <br />No other exercise hits the muscle harder than a solid set of squats. <br />No other single exercise can get the lungs and heart racing like the squat. <br />No other single exercise can stimulate growth like the squat.<br /><br />
  4. 4. If You’re Not Squatting Then It’s Time You started!<br /><br />
  5. 5. SquatVariations<br />The squat movement itself is pretty straightforward and can be performed with several variations to produce differing results. <br />These squat variations include, front squat, hack squats, dumbbell squats, sumo squats and box squats.<br /><br />
  6. 6. No Matter Which Variation You Perform, ….<br /><br />
  7. 7. … Stick With The Following Tips To Ensure Your Squats Are Safe And Effective.<br /><br />
  8. 8. Feet Position<br />Ensure your feet point either directly ahead of you or slightly outwards.<br />Never point your feet inwards. <br />An inward turn can place disproportional stress on your knees.<br />Whatever foot angle you find most comfortable it’s imperative that you maintain the same angle for both feet.<br />Different angles can place uneven load on one knee – not good<br /><br />
  9. 9. Knee Position<br />When lowering, your knees shouldn’t extend ahead any further than the end of your toes.<br />Over extending can cause extra stress on the knee joints.<br />Ensure that your knees remain vertically in line with your feet, not jutting out to the left or right. <br />Having your knees ‘out of line’ with your feet can again, can place extra stress on your knee joints.<br /><br />
  10. 10. Lifting That Bar<br />Rather than trying to lift the bar, focus instead on ‘pushing’ your legs down into the ground.<br />You’ll find this actually makes the lift ‘seem’ easier. <br />This approach also helps you maintain proper form with a straight back by thinking about your legs ‘pushing’ rather than your body ‘lifting’.<br /><br />
  11. 11. Keep a Straight Back<br />Ensure your back remains at a constant angle to your body during the squat. <br />You want the power to come from your quads (and hip flexors) not your back. <br />Altering the angle places extra load on the lower back.<br /><br />
  12. 12. Squat Depth<br />There’s been endless discussions on just how deep you should squat with no common agreement ad probably never will be. <br />My advice?, don’t stick to just one depth, vary the depth of your squats regularly.<br /><br />
  13. 13. Conclusion<br />The squat is the #1 exercise not just for legs but for complete body conditioning. <br />I highly recommend you include squats in your routine, once per week is optimal.<br />I’m sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the progress you make not just with your legs but with all aspects of your training.<br /><br />
  14. 14. Further Info<br />I hope you enjoyed this short presentation. For more top tips to help you pack on the muscle, visit<br /><br />