Thursday, May 13, 2010


I am not an expert but an amazing trainer named Ellen at Elemental Gym she taught me the importance of squats. We used a milk crate as a reference point. The best part of a squat is you don't need equipment you can do them just about every where. Oh and can I tell you they are so good for your ASSets.

The movement begins from a standing position. The movement involves bending the knees and hips to lower the torso, then returning to the upright position. The squat can continue to a number of depths; the deeper the squat, the greater the training effect. Quarter squats do not bring the thighs parallel to the ground, while parallel squats do.

Two common errors include descending too rapidly and flexing the torso too far forward. Rapid descent risks being unable to complete the lift or causing injury. Over-flexing the torso greatly increases the forces exerted on the lower back, risking a spinal disc herniation.

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