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      03-11-2016, 01:14 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by GirthBrooks View Post
Other big things to improve squatting:

1. Before even touching the bar, inhale and maintain a rigid torso by tensing abdominals.
2. Keep your head up, dont look at the ground. Your spine should stay neutral throughout the movement(and your spine includes your neck). It can help to find something on the wall to focus on throughout the movement.
3. Drive feet slightly out(not duck feet though) about 15-20 degrees. Drive your knees toward your toes. If you come out of the squat and your knees are pushed together(look up genu valgus) you are asking for injury.
4. Squeeze your butt.
5. Complete the movement with speed. The longer you are under tension the more difficult it will be.
6. Once you reach the bottom of your squat, shoot out of the bottom.
Some great Layne Norton videos on YouTube on squat technique. Worth watching, IMO, even for those with experience just a a refresher.
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