I know squatting question have been asked before, but does anyone have any pictures or animated gifs of the proper squatting technique for bodybuilders? I'm a runner and want to increase my speed.
O, and first post!
That's an excellent first post man. Welcome aboard.
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Thanks for the links and thanks for the welcome! Just wanna make sure I'm doing it right so I don't destroy my knees before I graduate from highschool.
Agreed. Personally, I just reccomend that most people NOT squat deep. You want to only go down to the point in which your shin and thigh form a 90 degree angle--this will allow you to use maximal weights at all times. Squatting deep is associated with knee joint instability, and will just tear up your joints.
This is my take on it. You want to keep your shins as clost to perpendicular to the floor as possible. You also want to keep your back as close to perpendicular to the ground as aswell. Keeping 100% perpendicular is impossible though as you would fall over. Although, I don't deep squat because I don't have the fexiability at the hips to bring my legs that close to my chest. In order for me to go past parallel, I'd have to lean foward. And on top of that, I keep my feet foward, thus, my abductors (I think that's the right muscle, it's the one on the inside of your legs) keeps me from going any further.
Last edited by Whitebread; 11-16-2003 at 08:41 AM.
Its perfectly fine to lean forward.
Just make sure you keep your back straight and don't round it.
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