Perfect Squat Form Video

Last week I shared an insight into Jim Wendler’s outstanding eBook and strength training program 5/3/1. In case you missed it, be sure to check out Jim’s squat form tips. Since that last post, I have had a few emails asking if I am affiliated with 5/3/1 program in some way. I would just like to take this opportunity to make clear that neither this website nor myself personally have any affiliate connections with EliteFTS or the 5/3/1 eBook. It is simply a great product that I felt needed to be shared with our readers. Today, I stumbled accross a video of Jim squatting…

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Jim Wendler Squat Tips from 5-3-1

Jim Wendler from EliteFTS is one the best and most accomplished writers about strength training. In an industry where many try to unnecessarily complicate things, Jim’s training advice is refreshingly simple and straight to the point. I recently had the pleasure of reading Jim’s highly popular strength training ebook titled 5/3/1: The Simplest and Most Effective Training System for Raw Strength. The book is packed full with practical strength training advice, as well as laying out one of the most effective training programs available. In this post, I am going to give you an insight into some of the advice for squatting Jim provides in the book. Below is an extract of…

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8 Squat Form Tips

Hold Your Breath Before unracking the bar take in a deep breath and hold it. This will ensure that your back is braced correctly for the movement. Feel free to breathe in between reps when needed. Holding your breath increases the pressure in your abdominal cavity, supporting the back and preventing the chance of injury. Sit Back into the Squat It is essential that you sit back into the squat a the beginning of the movement. It helps to pretend that you are going to sit on a seat. Your hips should be the first thing that bends and moves…

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Squat Form: How to Squat with Correct Technique

If you are working out in the gym and could only do one exercise it would be the squat. Why? Because no other exercise challenges the human body to operate as singe unit like the squat. The squat has long been heralded as the “King of Exercises” – and quite rightly so. In this article we will explain some of the benefits of squatting, as well as guide you through how to use proper squat form. Benefits of Squatting One of the biggest misconceptions about the squat is that it is a leg exercise. The squat is in fact a…

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