How do you squat?
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How do you squat?

Squatting correctly is a crucial exercise to achieve optimal training results and avoid injury. In this article, we'll explore a simple but effective step-by-step guide to a proper squat, and we'll also look at how you can use an exercise belt in your training to improve your performance and safety.

  • Step 1: The correct position
    Begin by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart. Your toes should point slightly obliquely outwards to ensure stability.
  • Step 2: Activate your core
    Tighten your core by pulling the navel in towards the spine. This helps maintain good posture and protects your back.
  • Step 3: Down into a squat position
    Lower yourself slowly and controlled, as if you were to sit on an invisible chair. Keep your back straight, keep your core tight and make sure your knees don't go over your toes.
  • Step 4: Stand up
    When you get down in an approx. 90 degree position then use your legs to push yourself back up. Safely and controlled push the barbell into place. If you find it difficult to tighten your core and your back sways, then a training belt will help stabilize your back and core during the entire movement.
  • Step 5: Using the training belt
    Once you're used to squatting without weights, you can start adding an exercise belt. This belt provides extra support for your core and lower back and helps maintain correct posture. By using a training belt, you can reduce injuries and lift heavier weights. (Read our article on training belts)

Squatting correctly is an effective way to strengthen your legs, buttocks and core muscles. When you follow these steps and use an exercise belt, you can exercise safely and effectively. Remember to start with light weights and gradually increase them as you become more comfortable with the exercise.

Note: Before starting a new exercise program, especially if you have previous injuries or health problems, it is always recommended to consult an exercise expert or doctor to ensure that the squat exercise is safe for you.

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