Olympic Squat

STRENGTH

How to Do

How to Do Olympic Squat

The Olympic squat should begin with good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.

If any pain is experienced, immediately stop the Olympic squat.

Beginning

Beginning Olympic Squat

1. Toes facing front, stand with feet a little wider than hip width.

2. As you drive your hips back, bend your knees and ankles and slightly open your knees.

Movement

Olympic Squat Movement

1. Sit in a squat with your heels and toes on the ground, your chest up, and your shoulders back.

2. Strive to get to parallel, which means your knees are bent at a 90-degree angle.

3. Return to a standing erect position by pressing into your heels and straightening your legs.

Benefits

Olympic Squat Benefits

Range of motion is increased.

Loading is more evenly distributed between the hip and knee joints.

Loading on the lower back is reduced.

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