Nice Squat Form Example

Posted: January 9, 2009 in Articles - Fitness

The most important thing you’ll learn when you come to us is how to squat properly.

In develping solid squat form, the Overhead Squat is a great tool as it demands strict form and as such is invaluable in improving basic squat mechanics.

Here’s a video of Nicole from CrossFit HQ doing full range of motion Overhead Squats.

Note how the torso remains upright, her weight stays on her heels, and once the thigh approaches parallel, the knees pass over the toes to allow Nicole to maintain her balance and keep the torso vertical as her thigh drops below the parallel plane and she reaches full depth.  These are the same qualities you should be trying to emulate in your bodyweight squats, front squats and high-bar back squats.

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