Squats

3 posts | Original | Recent
 
Icon_missing_thumb
51 Posts
Aug 4, 2013 4:08am
via Android

What's the right way to squat? I use the smith machine n I think I used muscles on my knees more than my glutes

04 Aug
You know your knee isnt a muscle right?
04 Aug
I mean .. I feel it more on the knees or thigh.. or legs .. I dont know how to explain lol. Main point, I dont feel any from glutes
04 Aug
Its kind of hard to explain, but legs should be shoulder width apart, feet facing forward, your arms should be by ur side and relaxed. As u go done to squat bring ur arms just in front of ur stomach closing ur fists, keeping shoulders back, chest out and head up. As u come up tighten ur gluteus and bring your hands to ur side in a relaxed position... THATS HOW l TAUGHT ANYWAY... good luck
05 Aug
Natalie she is squatting with weights you can hold ur hands next to your body then hehe
Image_thumb
1061 Posts
Aug 4, 2013 9:29am
via Android

I would for starters advice you to ditch the smith machine if possible. Its not good on the knees and you dont develop any technique in it. The squat done on paralel or  slightly beneath wil not engage your posterior chain the sane way a full as to grass squat wil. Keep in mind the squat is not an glute isolation exercise. So your glutes will never be the main to feel it.

Gl

Image_thumb
724 Posts
Aug 4, 2013 10:46am
via iOS
There are lots of ways to do squats. Main focus points are.
Straight back.
Full range of motion. (Parallel or lower)
Push throug your heels.
Knees pointing the same ways as your toes.
Feet position hip Wide or wider.
 Any variations are fine as long you follow those simple rules :)
Reply


Skimble-workout-trainer-download-app-recommended-programs

Download_app_store_ios Download_google_play_android_172x51


Workout Trainer Forums

Welcome Wagon

6,252 topics, 38,284 posts

Motivation & Support

8,517 topics, 41,727 posts

App Updates

22 topics, 60 posts

Ask the Pros

727 topics, 1,854 posts

Workouts and Programs

2,901 topics, 12,148 posts

Trainer Tools

12 topics, 40 posts

Featured Training Programs

Yoga Sculpt I

Yoga Sculpt I

Casual Time 3 Weeks
Weight Loss Bootcamp

Weight Loss Bootcamp

Intense Time 3 Weeks
Functional Fitness 1.0

Functional Fitness 1.0

Casual Time 3 Weeks
Brazilian Booty Butt

Brazilian Booty Butt

Moderate Time 4 Weeks
Body Blast Bootcamp

Body Blast Bootcamp

Intense Time 4 Weeks
Lose It. Tone It!

Lose It. Tone It!

Casual Time 4 Weeks

Featured Workouts

Abs Abs Abs

Abs Abs Abs

Casual Ic_time_32x32 15 mins  
Core  
Get In The Zone

Get In The Zone

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 59 mins  
Lower Body   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Jump Rope
Tabata - Level 1

Tabata - Level 1

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 4 mins  
Lower Body  
To The Gun Show

To The Gun Show

Casual Ic_time_32x32 16 mins  
Arms   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Dumbbell, Bench
Warm Up!

Warm Up!

Casual Ic_time_32x32 7 mins  
Lower Body  
Winter Warrior

Winter Warrior

Intense Ic_time_32x32 18 mins  
Yoga