By: Loyola Staff
Squats are a simple exercise for all fitness levels. Here are some tips to ensure you are practicing the correct technique when you work out.
Keep Your Back Flat and Neutral
To avoid injuries to your spine, never let your lower back round when you squat.
Keep Your Squat Low
To improve your lower-body strength and to take a lot of pressure off your knees make sure that the top of your thighs is parallel to the ground.
Wear the Correct Shoes
Avoid shoes with lots of cushioning. Shoes with a thin or rigid sole transfers power from your legs to the ground.
Use Free-weights not Machines
Use free-weights, to get the full benefit of the exercise: strength, stability and balance.
Yeung, Anthony J. 2018.10 Mistakes to Avoid When Doing Squats.August 23. Accessed October 2018, 2018. https://blog.myfitnesspal.com/10-mistakes-to-avoid-when-doing-squats/.
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