Monday, August 27, 2012

Spreading to Squat

Squats are actually a difficult move to do properly and safely.  In fact for safety's sake I'd have most people focus on wall sit initially at least.  The squat remains an important skill however and I like the Gray Cook idea of practicing the squat - learning and maintaining this useful movement pattern - while training the deadlift (although the deadlift itself is not as easy as it looks either!)

Anyway, I thought this video was good with a simple cue about how to squat.  The squat is not a hip hinge.  Rather you need to do what Colin Gordon told me to do - squat between your legs.  We think squatting is about sitting.....but it is not.

1 comment:

Chris said...

Very clear ad concise help. Thanks!