If you are a beginner that is looking to learn how to execute the “squat” properly then this article is for you. Keep in mind that everything in exercise and fitness requires a learning process. You must progress properly by first learning the basics in order to develop good habits early to prevent major problems later! Check out these 2 great exercises that are wonderful in training proper squat technique.
1. Chair Squats-This is a simple exercise that involves executing a squat with the aid of a chair to help mark your range of motion. One of the biggest problems that I observe with people like the so-called “experienced” weight-lifters is that they have poor squat technique. One of the biggest flaws is that they lack a full range of motion. The chair squats are a sure thing to practice to prevent one from developing bad habits early. To start, just get a regular old chair. You want to stand in front of the chair with your feet shoulder-width distance apart probably with your heels lined up with the 2 front legs of the chair. Next you want to descend with your rear first going back slightly bringing your chest out over your thighs. You should keep your spine straight (Note: I said straight not vertical). You want to go far enough until your rear touches the seat of the chair before coming up.
2. Facing the Wall Squats-You have probably done or seen these with the person facing away from the wall. In this case I want you to face the wall. Your feet should be about 3-4 inches away from the wall. Now you want to squat with the same technique as described above in the chair squats. By facing the wall you will find that you have to descend in a very controlled manner so not to “headbutt” the wall or hit it with your knees. This will teach you great technique and strengthen your legs and back by controlling the motion of your body.
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