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squat technique

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:23 pm
by csm
thanks for the program guys. i've wanted to start improving my strength for a while but am not a great fan of gyms so having a bodyweight program is great.

my problem is that i'm pretty sure i have awful squat technique as my knees are miles out over my toes. but i don't see how i can avoid that without falling backwards. are there any vids/pics of proper technique that i could have a look at to figure out what i'm doing wrong?

cheers for any and all help

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:21 pm
by ucffool
http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/Cros ... Squats.wmv
Pulled from a thread in the 'training' section. Hope it helps, and welcome!

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:35 pm
by taifun
Andy's link is great.

Also consider holding some weight out in front of you for balance. A dumbbell or even a suitable book works well.

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:42 am
by csm
that's great, thank you!

Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 5:12 am
by scumdogg
I had the same problem back when I was a gym rat. I found the problem was my lack of flexibility was affecting my squat technique. If your hamstrings are tight, you'll tend to roll forward on to your toes as you go down and your knees won't be able to stay in position. Try and incorporate some stretches to loosen up your hamstrings, hips and groin. Make them part of your warm up and cool down or do them on your off days.