Squat help 🚨 (as #requested)
for someone who has #kneetroubles
while doing squats/lunges.
This is an exercise anyone can work on pretty much anywhere. Squatting is one of our natural ADLs (Activities of Daily Living). Think about it...you #squat anytime you #sit
(in a chair, couch 🛋...on a toilet 🚽...everyone sits). Being able to do the exercise in this video is probably as #basic
as it gets!
You could even use some #suspension
straps like a #TRX to hold at arms length in front of you to further reduce the pressure on your knees and give you #assistance
(will do a video for that as well if requested).
🍑 Choose a chair or a bench that allows you to sit with your thighs parallel to the ground and knees bent at 90 degrees as much as possible. This ensures #fullrangeofmotion
🍑 PLANT your feet directly under your knees. Have your toes pointing straight ahead, feet at hip/shoulder-width distance apart. Imagine that your feet and your knees are FIXED the entire time. The knees should especially NOT move either inward or outward.
🍑 Keep a #tightcore
pelvis throughout the movement. Keep your shoulders back as well.
🍑 Feel the weight push through your heels as you stand up and #squeeze
🍑 On the down movement #concentrate
on sitting back through your butt. Everything stays tight and knees stay fixed. In a squat, you want your #butt
to go backward FIRST rather than leaning forward into your knees/quads first which is a common tendency making squats uncomfortable.
Really take your time with these and try to focus on form throughout. Keep everything tight and controlled. #QUALITY
You can #foamroll
the calves, quads, and IT band to help get better movement in your knee and release some of that #tension
that could be causing pain and imbalances.
❤ if this helps you out!
#fitness #personaltrainer #fittip