Improving Squats

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Well, my squats are certainly improving. I never used to go down far enough and had a bad habit of falling forward onto my toes. So the past few weeks I have been really concentrating on my form and making sure I do them properly. In order to do this the guys suggested that I used one of the small boards to raise my heels slightly so I can get used to the movement. Absolute genius!

Last night was the first time that it really started to click and I even did some without the board and these were much better. I need to keep my heels down and have been slightly lifting my toes to help and also to keep my focus on a point at eye level when I am standing so that my back remains straight. I managed to do quite a few so am really pleased with how it is going and so gotta keep going and pushing for improvement.

Here is a lil video of me... great tools for self assessment (not that I love myself)

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    If you end up with a wedgie, you're pretty much doing them right. ;)
    3306 days ago
    I used to have the BIGGEST problem sticking my butt out at the gym to do ANYTHING!! Just had to build up some confidence, not care what other people thought, and get to know some of the people at the gym (since i'm there A LOT since J works there) and now i'll do dead lifts, bent over rows, whatever. lol. I find myself watching people when they do squats and it's amazing how many people do them wrong. I really give you props for focusing on your form and working to improve it! Way to go!
    3306 days ago
    Additionally, really work on sticking your butt back and down. As ladies, we might be a little reluctant to stick our asses out (Victorian ideas of immodesty and all that claptrap), but this along with focusing on keeping our weight towards the heels really works!

    Good luck on your improvements! Squats are such fun :)
    3306 days ago
    I try to keep my toes up too! I am now at the point that if I do them without weights I am wasting my time because it is soooooo easy.
    3306 days ago
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