How to Squat Correctly (No More Back Pain)

Everyone squats every day. We do house work, pick things up off the ground and even the motion of sitting is a squat. Learning how to squat correctly is very important. Also building strength in your lower body by practicing squats properly and regularly during your exercise routine is an effective way to save you from low back pain while doing your everyday activities.

We like to call it ‘prehab’. Doing squats incorrectly can do more harm than good. Often clients will complain of back or knee pain. So it's important to take the time to learn how to do them with the correct form.

This video will show you three tips.

1)Your stance is a little wider than hip width and parallel

2)Keep your back straight and spine long

3) Keep your knees behind and in line with your toes when you are first starting off with squats, do them slowly so you can really concentrate on doing them correctly.

When you are first starting off with squats, do them slowly so you can really concentrate on doing them correctly. As you build strength in your legs and but you will be more prepared for the squats that sneak into your everyday life.

Along with safe movement I recommend incorporating anti inflammatory foods like turmeric, garlic, bell peppers and tomatoes into your meals. 

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XO,

Rachel

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Rachel

I hope you took away some good tips here. My only complaint about squats is remembering to bend over in a squat position rather than rounding over during every day life. I’ll try harder. XO, Rachel

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