|Quick Tips To Better Squat Form|
If you’ve been reading up on workout advice, you should know by now that the squat is one of the top must-have exercises for your workout routine. If you want to see fast results from each workout you do, this is the movement to be doing.
That said, many people end up going about the squat all wrong and in the best case scenario, don’t see the results they should from it. In the worst case scenario, they end up injured and sidelined for weeks as they heal.
Let’s look at a few of the top tips to remember as you do your squats so that you can keep your form in check and get the results you desire.
Keep Your Core Tight
First, make sure that you are keeping your core muscles tight at all times. Doing so is going to help to stabilize you as you move through the squat, which will be important for balance purposes. In addition to that, it tends to help you position your hips better as well as you move through the exercise and this can mean that you aren’t at as high of a risk of lower back pain.
Maintain An Upright Position
Speaking of back pain, that brings us to our next point. Make sure that you stick to an upright position. Some people have a large tendency to lean forward as they move through the squat and if you do this, expect to be feeling some pretty intense lower back pain and soreness.
Keep the head looking forward and slightly above parallel and you can reduce the chances that this happens.
Watch Your Knees
Make sure that you keep a close eye on your knees as well. It’s imperative that they are moving in front of the toes not out to the sides or you will be suffering from knee pain shortly – make no mistake about that.
Stretch It Out
Finally, stretch out your calf muscles often. Do this multiple times per day because tight calf muscles can actually limit your ability to perform the squat properly. Many people have much tighter calf muscles than they realize, so some light stretching can make a big difference.
So keep these quick tips in mind as you go about your squat exercise and you should be feeling a difference.
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