The Sports Series: How to Squat

Updated: Jul 29, 2020

The squat is undoubtedly one of the most known exercises out there, and is also an exercise works almost every muscle in the lower leg as well as your core.


Infants, toddlers and children are often excellent squatters. However as we grow older, spend more time in staring at screens, doing work on desks and sitting on chairs we lose our ability to squat properly.


How to perform the squat

  1. Stand tall, shoulders back and relaxed, hip width apart and weight distributed evenly across the tripod (refer to image beside) of both feet

2. Extend your arms forward so they are parallel to the ground


Denver pain & performance Solutions. (n.d.).

The Foot Tripod [Image]. Denver

Pain & Performance Solutions.


3. Flex your hips as if you were to sit back onto a chair, make sure your core is tight and your knees bend forward over to your second toe.


4. As you squat down its extremely important to keep your

back straight and chest out to avoid injuries!


5. Lastly, stand back up by driving your force through your heels and standing up tall in neutral, not pushing your hips too forward to prevent injuring the lower back


rdxSports. (n.d.). Complete home

body workout [Image]. RdxSports.


Today we have went through the basics of how to squat. Next time we will go though some common mistakes in squatting and how to fix them, so stay tuned!.


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  • Denver pain & performance Solutions. (n.d.). The Foot Tripod [Image]. Denver Pain & Performance Solutions. https://www.denverpainandperformance.com/the-foot-tripod/

  • rdxSports. (n.d.). Complete home body workout [Image]. RdxSports. http://blogs.rdxsports.com/body-weight-workout-beginners/


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