Thursday, May 10, 2012

Have You Done Your Squats Lately?

Yes, it's me again with my squats. If you are a new reader, you may not yet know that I love the squat. It really is a great exercise for the buns and thighs. Well, if it's done right. So this is just a reminder to get those squats in as the summer approaches! We do all want to see you in those shorts... ahem.

Remember 4 big things while you get your squats in:
  • As you go lower, squat with your butt, not your chest. So try to keep your chest up and your upper body upright as much as possible.
  • You are exercising your legs, not your knees. So try to make sure your knees are not moving in front of your toes as you go down. Keep them behind your toes.
  • Keep your feet at least hip width apart. It definitely could be as wide as you want depending on the type of squat you choose to do.
  • Go as low as you can, but never sacrifice your posture for the depth of your squat. It is more important to get it right than to look like you are flexible.

Here is a photo showing how to do a perfect squat:

Cheers Eights & Weights!

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