Squat training articles and workouts to help you build ultimate power and size! Doing squats correctly is an art that is mastered over time and allot of effort. The training article we give you will teach you the techniques to do just that, but weather your squatting for power or leg size you will have to put in the work!
Squat training is the most stressful training you will do only behind very heavy deadlift training. Becoming good at squatting and getting strong at it takes effort and determination. 2 tips to help you find your perfect squatting position. First stand with your feet slightly less than shoulder width apart and toes point outward slightly. With your arms extended in front of you squat down as far as you can go. If you began ti tilt forward at any point above parallel return to the standing position and move each foot out to the side 1 inch and repeat the movement. You will eventually come to a position kinda like the toddlers you see squatting almost to the ground with no effort at all. Now that we have found your foot position we need to look at where your hips are relative to your feet and upper back. Perfect would be that your hip joint is even with the center of your knee joint and your shoulders and traps are directly over balls of the foot ready to deliver maximum drive out of the hole(bottom of the squat position) so you can move some weight. In todays age you have a unique tools that lifters of the past would have killed for it called a smart phone. Use it to record your squats from start to finish to correct depth and position problems. Second tip is to practice squatting without any weight on the bar for many sets and many reps and stretching in between those sets. Stretch your ankles and Achilles tendons, lower back hips and buttocks, shoulders scapula and traps. Every single one of these muscles play a big part in your execution of the movement. Get your shit correct before trying to squat 600, or 700 pounds looking like your doing some bastardized good morning and end up f@cking up your back, knees or both.