How To Squat

5 03 2013

A few weeks ago I wrote a little piece on Why Everyone Should Be Doing Squats. This is a reminder.

To encourage you, I am going to include some pieces that will help you learn proper form. Before getting started however, I would like to stress something: do not start squatting with a bar on your back unless you can comfortably perform several body weight squats. This entails heels on the ground, sitting back, ass below parallel, chest out. You are not on the balls of your feet. Your back is not hunched over. Your squat is below parallel. Please take notice:

This is what your body weight squat looks like before putting the bar on your back.

This is what your body weight squat looks like before putting the bar on your back.

Once you have conquered this position, please start with this video from MobilityWod.

Now that you actually know how to squat, please read this article. Once you have advanced to an intermediate stage, please consult this article.  There are thousands of squatting resources on the internet, but these give you the information you need; the rest is up to you.

If you have any specific questions on squatting, or how to incorporate squats into your life, don’t hesitate to contact me!

Happy squatting/getting jacked/burning fat!

DW

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