Squatting is one of the most functional lower-body moves you can perform. It’s also one of the most prone to imbalances and bad habits. That’s why improving your squat is so essential. If you don’t have the proper foundation, achieving other advanced squat variations can be challenging. If you’re not performing your squats correctly from the beginning, you will have a tough time progressing towards the perfect movement. It’s not going to be as easy as you think. You need to read this article and learn how to improve your squat. It’s not going to be easy, but it’s entirely possible.
Squatting is core work for most of us. There’s a reason that every fitness program worth its salt includes squat variations. If you’ve never squatted before, you’re in for a treat. The squat is a great way to challenge and strengthen your hip muscles, core, and legs. It also helps to improve your balance and posture. But squats can be tricky, especially if you’re just getting started. No matter how experienced you are, there’s always room to improve. Keep reading to learn more about how to do the perfect squat, from keeping your back straight to your feet flat on the ground.
Squat is Essential
The squat has come a long way in the past few years. From the infamous “bend-over-the-car-seat” squat to the “goblet” squat (the squat with a forward lean). We’ve seen the squat evolve from a powerful movement to a functional exercise. That said, there’s still a lot of work to be done regarding our squatting technique. Improving your squat can be challenging but not impossible. Squats are an essential component of strength training. They work the legs from head to toe and will help you build strength and muscle. Even if you don’t plan on squats or you’re worried about them hurting your knees, you should be doing them occasionally. Especially if you have weak ankles or if your knees are giving you issues.
Today I got an excellent video for you.
CLICK HERE to view the 7 Exercises to Improve Your Squat
You can see from the image above that I am not doing the video.
It is my friend, Eric Cressey.
Eric is a guy that I listen to and read everything he has when it comes to getting better results out of a workout.
Plus, his exercises that prepare the body for performance are nothing I have seen.
In the video Eric Goes Through:
- The missing piece to your exercise program
- What to do if you have a technique or body preparation issue when it comes to the squat
- How to address a poor squat
- What limitation can lead to a poor squat
- Common mistakes of the squat and what to do about
- What can cause poor squatting
- How quickly will you get results from these quick, easy exercises
- An exercise that men need to do and not females
- A movement to help with thoracic mobility for the squat
- A bunch of activities that you can do with no equipment to get better results for you and your clients
Some of this is touched on in Muscle Imbalances Revealed but doing these exercises are essential to improve your squat.
Improving the squat is necessary for your workout, group fitness class, boot camps, and post-injury personal training.
Improving your ability in the squat leads to better results regarding how much you can lift, better results for your fat loss program, and helping with injuries.
Taking a few minutes to do these exercises
I hope you enjoyed the video.
Rick Kaselj, MS