Friday, August 7, 2009

How to Squat with Proper Technique without Injuring Yourself

I've been thinking a lot about my weight-lifting routine specific to legs. I have the bad tendency to listen to any and all people, regardless of how qualified they are, and have often allowed the nay-sayers to mess with my head when it comes to some things. One of these is squats. Squats are the king of all leg routines but very much need to be done with absolutely correct technique to maximize effectiveness and reduce injury. I really started seeing my legs improve once I started going ass-to-grass (that is, below parallel) and have had absolute no knee trouble at all. This despite a lot of people, none of whom squats at all, telling me not to. Here's a great link on how to avoid injury and complete a squat. It's a must-do exercise and I love/hate it. I love it for what it does but dread doing it. It's that hard to do correctly:

How to Squat with Proper Technique without Injuring Yourself

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