How to Perform Squats Perfectly

While many people understand the benefits of squats and how they can help with a number of issues they might be facing in their everyday lives, unfortunately most people do not know how to do squats correctly.

Below is a list of things that you ought to keep in mind while doing squats so that you can get the technique down perfectly and avoid injury while also getting a great workout.

The starting position

squat technique

Your proper squat technique begins, well, at the beginning.  You need to make sure that you are standing comfortably with your feet about shoulder width from one another.  Also make sure that your knees and toes are always pointed in the same direction.

Keep your chest up and your shoulders back before you begin the descent.  If you start in the right position, you are more likely to finish in the right position.

The descent

All you need to do now is sit back on your hips while bending your ankles and your knees.  Always make sure that you do not bend your knees before you sit your hips back.

You want to make sure that your weight is on your heels while you also make sure not to lift your toes.  Make sure that you do not bend your waist too much, and keep your knees pointed straight forward without moving inward. 

The ascent

Now that you’ve descended properly, you need to squeeze your buttocks and push your heels down hard to lift yourself back up.  Do not ever rotate your hips or shoulders while you ascend.  Also, make sure that your upper and lower body both move up at the same time. 

Once you are returned to the starting position, you will have performed the perfect squat.  After that, simply repeat.