🚨 HOW DO YOU COME UP FROM A SQUAT?
✅ After having studied my sqatting experience and technique extensively, I velieve that these 3 cues are the “most important” to remember when coming out of the hole:
✅ In a sense, you want to make sure the weight remains mid foot, preventing the barbell from pushing forward, while maintaining intra abdominal pressure as you come up to probide stability for the lower back.
✅ Easier said than done? Most definitely, especially when the weight becomes very heavy or you’re trying PRs.
1️⃣ Make sure you’re elbows aren’t unconciously flaring backwards. Make the concious effort to keep them down to allow the barbell (weight) to maintain its position and stay mid foot.
2️⃣ Hold your breath when you’re down and only exhale at the top, before the next rep: you want to keep your lower back stable and prevent it from rounding so you need to take a big breath and hold it in your “belly”. Not doing it can increase the chances of rounding as the weight increases.
3️⃣ Keep the weight mid foot.
These are the 3 cues I believe everyone should master, when coming out of the squat hole. Ic you can do these all, I promise you’ll be able to train better and more safely, and maybe even end up loving squats (if you hate them).