Whether you are a girl trying to build-a-booty or a guy trying to gain some huge tree-trunk like legs, squatting is the go to movement for growth. Over the next four days we are going to discuss four tips to improve your squat game.
Number one, star small. The squat is a very complex exercise and when done right can do wonders to your physique. When performed wrong however, it can have you standing like a giraffe your whole life. What every new squatter needs to realize is the importance of "hitting depth", which means reaching (at least) parallel, engaging all the intended muscles in your legs. The best way to accomplish this is to simply practice at a lighter weight without moving up to quickly. After all, you can't run before you know how to crawl. Begin squatting your body weight or a lightly loaded bar to learn the movement. This helps you establish technical patterns important for mobility and flexibility so you can hit proper depth with a flat spine. Repeating this process helps the body adapt to the desired position because the posterior chain muscles learn to fire hard.
Look out for a new squat tip tomorrow!