It's Thirsty Thursday! 😝
Thirsty for some knowledge!?🤓 🏋🏻Squatting is essential in our daily life. Its the #1 movement used! It's the connection of our upper body strength and lower body strength. It's the power that carries over into everything else! ❓How do you pick your child up or a large bag of dog food? We would hope that you don't bend over back and shoulders first and reach for them.😵🤦🏻♂️
🙅🏻There are 3 main faults of a squat. Here is why each one done correctly is important!
1️⃣KEEPING THE CHEST UP.
👉🏼It engages the lumbar spine (back) in turn helps strengthen that lumbar spine.
👉🏼your load will be distributed evenly. We want A to B, not A, B, and C. 👉🏼If you don't keep the chest up it will tend to shift your weight forward into your knees, ouch😬
2️⃣HIP CREASE BELOW THE KNEE.
👉🏼It fully engages the hamstrings (loads them up like a sling shot) to help fire you back up instead of solely relying on the quads and into the knees. We like full range of motion.
👉🏼Anyone can rep out half squats...allll day🙅🏻 1/2 the work=🚫 3️⃣ KNEES TRACKING OVER/TOWARDS THE TOES
👉🏼if not, it causes imbalance 👉🏼it opens your hips up allowing full range of motion and your hips to drop. 👉🏼 takes the stress of the knees
These reasons/ques are just a few as to why the squat pictured to the right "Correct" is the proper way to squat.
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