Make sure you are doing it right!
When completing a workout, it is important that you perform exercises correctly to ensure you can maximise the impact it will have on your body and fitness.
Squats, and all of their variations are a great exercise for the whole body. They activate a range of big muscles groups that assist in overall strength and balance, building strong muscles and strong joints while helping burn more fat. There’s not many general everyday movements in our lives that don’t involve a squat style movement so ‘don’t skip leg day’ and be sure to add squats to your workouts every week!
We have enlisted the help of Y Fitness Trainer, Jack to help us learn the correct way to perform a squat. Make sure you follow along and let's get your form into shape!
Things to consider:
- Feet in line with your shoulders
- Draw out your ribcage
- Push your bottom backwards and set down on your heals
- Ensure that your bottom is underneath your hips
The below video explains the correct way to perform this exercise.
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