Happy #sunday slopers! we know it’s #superbowlsunday but why not make it #squatsunday too?! 😁💪🏻🏈 being able to perform a squat is so, so important. think about how many times a day do you sit down and stand up. every time you sit and stand you’re performing a squat.
if you don’t do it correctly you risk injuring your knees, your hips, and your back.
check out our personal trainer emily @nopitypilatesandpt demonstrating a basic squat and read the checklist she goes through to perfect the move:
1. tighten my abdominals like i’m hugging my spine with my abs.
2. squeezing my glutes in a way that it feels like i’m lifting my seat while i start to lower my hips down and back. i call it “the public toilet hover.”
3. most important part of all; hinge at my hips so that i’m not initiating the movement from my knees bending but instead from my hips pulling backwards. this is the most common mistake when performing a squat. yes, your knees bend but the move starts from your hips.
4. make sure my knees aren’t falling in on each other and that they track over my toes.