Who doesn’t want a fabulous booty that can make all the other ladies in the room go fifty shades red in jealousy? If you’re aiming for that, then make squats your best friend!
There’s no doubt that squatting is one of the best exercises to maintain your glutes. But it is important to get your form right, especially while lifting those heavy weights. This is the ultimate key to activating your glutes properly and avoiding any injury.
So, we came up with the five most common squatting mistakes you could do, so that you can be a bit more careful from the next time!
Knee Overhang- Don’t let your knees go too far forward in a squat on a regular basis. It’s going to affect your joints. Make sure your knees don’t to go beyond where your toes end. You can use a mirror, or put your toes up against the wall, to be sure you are sitting back enough.
Curving Forward- You may feel tempted to lean a little forward when you’re sitting in a squat. But let me warn you, you should concentrate on keeping your back straight no matter what. This is an absolute necessity if you plan on adding weights to your squat as you’ll put your neck and spine through unwanted pressure.
Lifting Your Heels- Keep this tip in mind, when doing a perfect squat you should focus on lowering your weight into your heels, not away from them.
Wandering Eyes- Your eyes should always be straight ahead when you’re performing squats. If you’re in front of a mirror, look at it and meet your own gaze throughout. Looking here and there is only going to stop your spine from being locked into a strong position, so keep your focus!
Not Doing Other Exercises- It can sound pretty obvious, but every exercise is actually connected to your overall strength and ability. So, the more you focus on core exercises, the longer you’ll be able to hold your squat. Plus, working on your ankles and hips will make your posture perfect while squatting.