Squat technique is something most people never get right.
And that's why squats have gotten a bad reputation over the years from so many different people.
You need to learn how to do squats properly. In order to do so, you need to spend some time learning them.
If you aren't planning on taking your time learning proper squat technique, it's best that you not do squats at all.
Because you can and will injure yourself.
Take it from someone who ignored the advice above for so many years. And now my knees are less than ideal. I still have problems with them due to all the years of bad squatting technique.
Learn How to Squat Properly Once and For All
When you learn how to squat properly, you will build strength and muscle that you wouldn't believe.
Squats are THE KING of all exercises. So, lets learn how to do them correctly…
Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe
You'll hear me talk a lot about the book Starting Strength. I talk about this book and push this book because it is the best book on learning proper weight lifting technique.
Nothing compares. You will not find a better book on weight lifting technique. Guaranteed.
This book is one of the best investments you can make when trying to learn how to perform squats properly.
You'll learn many other exercises, but Squats are an unbelievable exercise.
Before you buy the book, though, I want to show you more about what you'll get in this book.
I'm going to give you some video previews of the type of information you'll get from Mark Rippetoe. You can then decide for yourself if the book is worth the money.
The book provides in depth information on squatting properly including pictures and detailed discussion of every aspect of the squat. You can even read previews of the book by clicking the link to the book above.
Let's get started learning proper squat technique…
The man doing the teaching in the videos below is Mark Rippetoe; the author of Starting Strength. He has taught some of the greatest athletes in the world how to squat properly.
The Barbell Squat — The Best Compound Exercise
I want you to watch all of those videos very closely and pay attention. You won't need to learn from anyone else. This is a USA Weight Lifting Senior Coach!
This is how you squat!
Pay attention to the setup. Watch where the bar is placed in the rack before unracking the weight.
Look and see where the hands are placed and look at the grip on the bar. Notice the weight of the bar is not in the hands. The hands are simply keeping the bar from sliding down the back.
Look at the position of the elbows.
Notice the hip drive coming out of the bottom of the squat. Pay attention to the breathing. A squat is a complex movement because it uses so many muscles in the body.
Your entire body has to work together to complete each and every rep.
You need to have flawless form throughout each rep… even when you're tired. Your form cannot break down at any time during the squat.
Purchase Starting Strength today and make the best investment in your weight lifting. This book will keep you from injuring yourself throughout your weight lifting career. And you'll make faster progress. So, yes, it's worth the money.
Help Me Put an End to the Squat Craziness
I'm tired of seeing all the bad information about squats.
I hear people say they are bad for your knees, bad for your back, a doctor said they weren't natural, a personal trainer teaching someone bad form, and on, and on…
Squats can be bad for you if you don't learn how to squat properly.
Squat technique must be learned and must be perfected. Become an expert on the squat and help me put an end to all the craziness out there.
Anything that's worth something in this world takes time to learn. Squats are worth that time.
Watch babies who are learning how to move around… they are very flexible and use the squat movement constantly.
They use their legs to lift things. The squat movement is VERY natural — babies don't even think about it. They use it all the time.
As we grow older… we don't move around as much as our ancestors did. We don't do the physical work our ancestors had to do… at least most of us don't.
We lose flexibility if we don't do something about it.
You need to stay flexible, and you need to learn how to squat properly. Your body will greatly improve with the KING of ALL EXERCISES — the squat.
Take your time learning how to squat with proper technique.
You won't be sorry.