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What NOT to do when performing a Barbell Back Squat

Updated: Dec 8, 2021

In this 5-part series I will be covering the things that I recommend NOT to do when performing a Barbell Back Squat

1. Sucking the belly button in as a way of turning the core on

2. Not maintaining control on the descend of your squat

3. Letting your knees fall in when moving

4. Not ensuring correct bracing BEFORE you start your movement (Breathing out on the concentric phase of the movement)

5. Maintaining as much of an upright posture as possible

Throughout this series I will be making note of the reasons WHY I preach these things and how addressing these things will make for a stronger and safer squat.

But before I do that, I want to make one thing crystal clear before every ‘coach’ decides to rip my head off because they feel like I’m attacking them if what I’ve said in my post/s is what they’re doing and it offends them in some way.

There are a million ways to skin a cat and I am very aware that my ways of coaching aren’t the only way to get a result. I just know that I have done so without causing injury and produced some pretty good results with my coaching thus far.

I hope you enjoy this series but more importantly, I hope that you learn something from these posts and can incorporate them into your squat routines.

During the COVID-19 Lockdown I have ensured that I can still help as many of you as possible as well as my current client base by providing online and 1:1 personal training. If you’d like more information about what is included, comment YES below and I’ll contact you directly.

Yours in Health,

Anthony Kassis

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