Apr 20, 2009

Exercise of the Week: The Squat

Here's a basic exercise that basically everyone performs poorly. I see it in the gym literally everyday. Usually it's as simple as:

Male use too much weight and can't stabilize the movment
Females can't stabilize the movement and therefore can't use more weight

It's something that everyone should be able to do (regardless of gender, age, sport, etc.) as long as there are no joint or health limitations. If you can't do it, it may mean you've got some limitations to fix (joint mobility, joint flexibility, strength decrements, muscle imbalance, improper muscle firing patterns).

Hope this helps!

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