Four Quick Ways To “Fix” Your Squat
Ask any trainer what their biggest form pet peeve is? Almost always, it’s squats. It drives us crazy, lol. Men & women alike. Beginners & advanced alike. Squats are always high on the list for biggest fitness offenders.
Squats are all about the booty, but many people feel it in their quads more. While your quads are doing some of the work, overcompensation for improper form may put too much strain on the front of the thigh (and knees) instead of the back of the thigh (booty, hamstrings). A few quick fixes can help put the work back where it belongs. :)
YOUR FEET ROLL IN
If your feet “roll in” (knees tend to lean in for a kiss as you squat), you’re probably putting too much strain on them (hence why many people worry about their knees when they squat). If this happens, try to spread the floor apart with your feet: imagine trying to smooth out a wrinkled towel that you’re standing on. This usually rights the issue, but it will feel uncomfortable at first. It gets easier with practice.
My BIGGEST PET PEEVE with people at the gym would be seeing people not going as low as possible. I see the worst form and people that lift and keep their asses above their knees, good luck when you lift heavier and actually hurt yourself..
Getting a jump start on my New Years resolutions.. I guess this is the “before” picture #me #fitness #buttclevage
Successful workout was successful. (And sweaty).
Time to get ready for tonight! :D
I just kicked so much ass working out today. I doubled my usual jogging/stair/lunge course and worked the fuck out of my abs. Gonna be super sore tomorrow, looking forward to it. :)
One thing I am truly grateful for is the fact that when I’m stressed out or upset, I don’t take comfort in overeating and moping (nine times out of ten the problem is that I can’t eat). I get off my ass and run as fast and far as I can, until I can’t see straight anymore. Until my legs give out. Until my lungs collapse.
Then I feel so much better. My head is clear, my body is calm. I can finally relax.
I am loving that I’m finally starting to see results after the hard work I’ve been putting into my diet and fitness routine. Consistency is key, it really is. People give up after a few weeks because they expect immediate results, but the fact is that it took you more than a few weeks to gain that weight, and it’s sure as shit gonna take more than a few weeks to lose it.
I firmly believe that small indulgences are necessary in physical upkeep. If you don’t indulge once or twice a week, you’ll end up going on a crazy binge. Eat clean and well, but allow yourself one or two cravings a week. Skip a day of working out. Once you get into the habit, you’ll feel guilty for missing a workout. It is amazing how much better I feel knowing I got some exercise.
You can do it, guys! No matter how good you are right now, you can always be better.