Proper Squat Execution
Squats have long been criticized for being destructive to your knees, but research shows that when done properly, squats actually improve knee stability and strengthen connective tissue.
Below are safe squat techniques for proper execution.
- Warm up
- Stand with your feet just over shoulder width apart
- Keep your back in a neutral position, and keep your knees centered over your feet
- Slowly bend your knees, hips and ankles, lowering until you reach a 90-degree angle
- Return to starting position -- repeat 15-20 times, for 2-3 sets for beginners (do this two or three times a week)
- Breathe in as you lower, breathe out as you return to starting position
Be mindful if the Mind-to-Muscle Connection! If you are uncertain of your capability, it is alway best to consult with a personal trainer! www.FlexFitnessPersonalTraining.com.
Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced, do not underestimate the benefits of a properly performed squat!