The best way to learn how to squat correctly is to do your squats facing a wall. Bring your toes to the wall, almost touching, then sit down. Stay looking straight so you learn to keep your torso up. Sit as low as you can go, and hold the seated position for 5-10 seconds and repeat. Great for butt, legs, and core. Learning how to do a perfect squat also helps in creating a stronger and more attractive posture. As you improve your leg and butt strength through repeated squatting, you will also be improving your posture by increasing your core strength. A strong core helps to support your spine which is the key to better posture and a more healthy, confident, and youthful appearance. -Jeanne Floresca
wow, I never would have thought of this!! This is the perfect way to make sure you’re using correct form and you don’t hurt yourself!
I think after two years I have mastered the correct squat. I was told by a trainer but this almost spot on with what she made me do!
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Main targeted muscle group: Gluteus Maximus and Hamstrings
Secondary muscle group: Lower Back
How is it performed? Start out by holding a dumbbell in one hand and stand on the opposite leg, knee slightly bend. Bend over with your hips while keeping your back straight, your shoulder blades retracted and the dumbbell near your thigh and shin as you slide it down. How low you can go depends on hamstring flexibility.
The single leg romanian deadlift puts lets stress on the lower back compared to the romanian deadlift due to the reduction in weight.
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