Squatting is a versatile and effective exercise and strength training that develops the muscles of the lower limbs and improves body control. Correct squatting technique is important both in terms of performance and injury avoidance. Here are some tips for achieving proper squat technique:
Place your feet shoulder-width apart, toes pointing slightly outwards.
Keep your back straight and your gaze directed forward.
Begin the movement by lowering your hips back and knees toward the floor, as if you were sitting on a chair.
Keep your knees parallel to your feet and don’t let them roll in or out.
Stop the movement when your thighs are at the same level as the floor or slightly lower.
Then push your heels hard into the ground and stand back up by straightening your knees.
A few other things to consider are:
Keep your weight on your heels, don’t let it shift to your toes.
Keep your back straight throughout the movement, do not round your back forward or backward.
Use proper breathing technique: inhale as you descend and exhale as you ascend.
Don’t let your knees fall in or out.
Start with lighter weights and gradually increase the resistance until you are confident that you have mastered the technique.
It’s important to practice squatting with the right technique to get the most out of it and avoid injury. If you are unsure of your own technique, you can ask for help from a personal trainer or other trained expert.
Use always quality powerlifting barbell or special HC PRO Squat barbell to safe squat training.