Squatting in any form is so important as we do this in our everyday life, strengthening this movement in any way is going to benefit you long term
Do you struggle with squat depth? Whether that is body weight, dumbbell, barbell. I am going to share 3 tips to help you improve your depth.
There are many factors that can contribute to not being able to go parallel with your squat. The most common are Knee caving (when knee's fall in), ankle mobility and core strength.
Place a small booty band below the knee. This will encourage you to use your glutes more and help to keep the knee's out
Elevate your heel's with a plate. This will allow you to get deeper if you have tight ankles
Hold a small weight out in front of you, this will help you learn how to create tension in your core when you squat. Ideally arm's should be completely stretched out whilst holding the weight
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