🔥 VISUALIZING THE SQUAT
✅ Another oldie but goldie. Probably not the most common infographics style but that’s the reason why you’re here in the first place, right?
🚨 When it comes to squatting, maintaining the load evenly distributed on the body is the key factor, which besides giving you the most gains (due to the fact that the right muscles get engaged throughout the entire movement), it’s also the safest way to perform it.
✅ How would “maintaining the weight evenly distributed look like? “
I personally visualize it like this.
🚨 Basically if we’d draw a straight line from the bar, on the way down, it should cut the femur perpendicularly in half.
This means that if we were tied from the hips and knees like in the drawing, with ropes, both the “pullers” should pull at an even 50-50 to maintain the weight evenly distributed. You should basically “pull the opposite ropes at the same time”.
Feeling the weight on your back too much? It means you’re not pushing your knees out/forward.
Feeling too much pressure on your knees? It means you’re not pushing your hips back. –
How do you like this one? Do you use any other visualization?Comment down below!