Recently, the 6am Jack and Adams Relentless Bootcamp has been refocusing on squats!
Seems easy - just sit down then stand back up- Right?
The photo below reminds of how something that was so 'easy' at a kiddo, must often be relearned as an adult.
This is a perfect full-depth squat - Exemplifying all of the following:
- Weight on heels
- Lumbar curve maintained
- Chest up
- Butt travels back and down
- Bottom of Squat is below parallel
- Knees track parallel to feet
- Return to full extension at the hips and knees to complete movement
- Head position is neutral
If I've said it once, I've said it 100 times each class - Weight in your heels!! Squatting with your heels off the floor increases the torque in your lower back, puts additional stress on your knees, and can even cause plantar fascitis - not to mention when your heels come off the floor you can simply lose your balance!
So why does this become such a struggle for many of us? As years pass we put ourselves in positions that lead to weak glutes, tight hips and/or ankles, all factors limiting the ease in which we can squat!
Now you tell me - Is Neil practicing the perfect squat or sneaking in some extra rest/recovery?
We currently have 3 spots remaining on the 6am Jack and Adam's bootcamp. This is a fun crew of men and women and we'd love to have you join us for April programs starting next week.
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