Updated: Aug 4
Why is everyone talking about exercise using proper form? Why is that so important?
What are the issues if I do it incorrectly?
If you don't exercise in the correct way, no matter how many repetitions you do, you won’t feel a thing on your body. You will not get the results that you are looking for. The effectiveness of the exercise will be highly reduced, possibly causing some injuries.
Common problems we always find in the squat.
Squat with Torso collapsed/overly leaning forward (due to spinal and hip mobility)
Squat with heels off ground (due to ankle mobility)
Squat with round back (due to tight hamstrings)
Squat with knee going inward (due to weakness of the gluteus medius)
How can we correct the problem?
Here are the remedies:
Stretch the hip flexor muscles often and strengthen the back of your body
Learn how to control your plantar flexion and dorsiflexion appropriately. Stretch out calf muscles often.
Test yourself with your heels elevated, then squat to see if the ankle plays a main role in causing the rounded back when squatting. Stretch your hamstrings often. Practice your squats by band assisted movement.
Strengthen your gluteus medius by doing clamshells, side lying abductions, side bridges and single leg deadlifts. Both sides always!
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Let’s all learn how to exercise in the correct way and use proper form.