3 Ways to Fix Your Squat

Proper technique is crucial in any movement pattern, especially once weight is added.

The Squat is one movement that should be done regularly to improve your mobility and technique.

First thing, you need to make sure your hips are moving back and sitting into the squat rather than a common mistake of driving the knees forward.

Second, is torso postion, coming too far forward rather than keeping the chest up.

Third, I like to use the goblet squat to help work on depth by dropping into the squat and just holding for a count of ten, relaxing and allowing myself to slowly drop down further.

Wall Squat

The wall squat is great by forcing you to push your butt back, by keeping you from bringing your knees forward and keeping the body upright.

 

Squat with Pole

This will take you away from the wall, so make sure you have pushing the hips back mastered.  This will focus more on keeping the upper body up more by holding the pole high, but in front.  It’s not an overhead squat, so the arms should not be vertical to the ceiling.  The focus is just to keep your chest up and neck in alignment.

 

Goblet Squat

This should be a relaxing exercise with deep breaths and allowing yourself to sink into the squat a little more.  Hold each rep for 10 seconds.  I normally do 6 sets.

 

Give these a try today!

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Kevin Fulton

Kevin Fulton is personal trainer in Pittsburgh, PA. His goal is to help his clients look, feel, and move better. In his spare time you can find him under a barbell or practicing jiu jitsu.

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