There are many different ways to squat, let's look at the most common:
If you have been to a gym, and have been shown how to squat, you most likely were shown how to squat like a bodybuilder. Why? Who were gyms created for, who became the first gym instructors??.. You guessed it, Bodybuilders!! There is nothing wrong with this, nor the history of how gyms came about, however what it means is that you need to be 100% clear on what your core objective is with your training, notably your weight training and how you squat.
If you intend on being a bodybuilder or you are a young male teenager who like most his own age has a strong innate desire to pile on a mass of lean muscles, then we recommend following the crowd.
If you do not, then you need a specific weight training regime tailored to your personal needs. Squats are the most functional and rapid way to get results, however they are tough and hard to master. If you just go to your gym and ask your local instructor, then you most likely are going to be doing squats in a way more suited to bodybuilding that what you really want to achieve.
So if you want to be a:
However if you want to:
Then it is pretty clear that you should buck the trend of the crowd and squat like a sprinter.
- You are in for some rapid and phenomenal results that will blow you and your friends and family away.
- Expect lots of funny looks from other gym goers as they wonder why you are squatting with a funny unorthodox technique.
- Expect the people who initially give you funny looks to start copying you when quickly notice your amazing improvements:).
Get to the gym, fix your back, improve your posture and enjoy your rock hard inner thighs, abs and buttocks.