Last time I posted #BBSquats was on June 8 and I was putting barely any weight on it. I had 60lbs total because I wasn't completely comfortable with squatting. Now I have a new #PR total of 95lbs and I'm honestly proud of myself. It's not the highest compared to others but what I learned from someone is you're not going to get anywhere if you keep comparing yourself to others. That's only going to bring you down. You should only compare who you were before to who you've become. So I was able to push up 35lbs more than who I was before and I am so happy. .
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Today's Exercise Technique focus is "The Barbell Back Squat". One of the key movements in any good gym program. Learn to squat well and use it throughout your "gym-life"
1. Rest bar on traps
2. Chest out, scapula squeezed towards each other.
3. Commence downphase by breaking at the hips and stick your butt back
4. Down (eccentric phase) slow with control
5. Depth - whatever you can manage with good form, this will vary greatly amongst people
6. Push feet hard into floor and drive up through the movement.
These are just summary points. If you want to squat, and squat well, consult with a well qualified, experienced exercise professional.
#legs#squats#leg training #BBsquats
Best lift and leg day I've had in a longgg time!! Hit a new PB on squats @135 lbs and look at dem baby quads. At least my right leg knows wassupp... Lefty has a bit of catching up to do 😂 but I'll take it!
@cassman40's non-emotional face game... poor.
Strong as hell working technique on the squats though. Superb focused session this morning. Doesn't need to be complicated to be effective. Nail the basics.
1RM BB Squat was todays challenge, the load in the above photo conquered me today at a total of 100kgs. Even though I failed the hundred, I still hit a wapping 90kgs total BB Squat which makes me pretty damn happy. #1rm#bbsquats#90kgs#challengeyourself#charliemike
Really focusing on keeping my core tight during every exercise I do now.
It's especially important to 'brace' your core when doing squats. Bracing ensures you keep enough tension through your core to stop it folding under the weight. This doesn't just mean squeezing your abs, your core comprises of so many muscles - your rectus abdominus, internal and external obliques, Transverse abdominus, spinal erectors and even your pelvic floor & diaphragm.
Draw your belly button towards your spine and brace as if someone was about to punch you in the stomach 👊🏼 Keep it tight the entire time you are holding a weight, this will help protect your back.