Here are 3 simple but effective cues you can use.
Before we dive in, I just want to clarify that there is NO such thing
as a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to the perfect squat stance.
What works best for me might be uncomfortable for you.
So it takes time a really paying attention to your bodies optimal positioning
to figure out your set up.
Here are some cues you can use to start to find your optimal position.
Establish this with body weight first, before going under the bar.
#1: Set Up
A starting point with your feet may be just outside your hip-width,
feet slightly pointed outward.
Make sure your spine is able to stay neutral throughout the entire movement.
Your knees should stay in line with your toes,
allowing your hips to stay open at the bottom.
Once you find a position that feels most comfortable,
it’s time to get under the bar.
Bring your body under the bar and place the bar on the shelf of your rear delt.
Pull your elbows back and shoulder blades down,
creating tightness in your upper back.
Take a deep breath in.
(You must feel your abdomen pushing through your belt if you’re wearing one.)
Step back until you have your feet aligned. Feet slightly outward, stand in the position that feels comfortable to you in your warm up.
Take another deep breath.
Drop your upper body by bending your knees and hips simultaneously,
driving your knees in line with your toes throughout the entire movement.
Push the world away at the bottom to drive yourself back up into the standing position.
Again, there is no single method that works best for everybody
when it comes to the perfect squat stance.
The only thing that guarantees is the #1 principle in progress:
Practice makes perfect.
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Love and light,
Hattie x The SMP Coaching Team