Which is great.
Tonight I went to see Colin for a general maintenance session he is a Deep Tissue Massage therapist, but is himself an athlete with a background in rugby, powerlifting and wrestling. Like me he is a big fan of Dan John and Kelly Starret and this evening I asked him to check out my squat form.
Here is Kelly:
I've read a lot about squatting over the years and thought that I had got it. But recently Dan John's writing about proper squat style has been a revelation - He writes about it here.
What I did not get until tonight was the whole idea of squatting between your legs. I've read about it, probably told people to do it.....but I was not getting it myself.
We have this idea of sitting back, forcing the bum back, as if we are sitting into a chair. Tonight Colin was showing me that I need to squat down, breaking at the knees, creating some space and then squatting into that space.
It is one thing reading about movements, or watching videos but sometimes you need someone to show you, to coach you. Thanks Colin.
Anyway, a couple of Dan John videos. In this first one from about 12 minutes he talks about squatting between the legs, the body being slung between the legs, not on top of the legs.