If you can’t squat…

If you can’t squat, then … you can’t squat.

Sounds simple enough doesn’t it?

It should be, but apparently it isn’t.  Before I get into the details, I want to let you know about our April All-Star.

Congratulations Bonnie Cooper! 

Bonnie is an athlete, coach, Mom, wife and volunteer.  She was an easy vote for this month’s all-star not for one big achievement, but for the way she has been taking every opportunity to get in for extra workouts at RevCon over the past 3-months.  She’s always one of the first in the gym for her workouts and like any awesome teammate, she always has a word of encouragement for her fellow Master’s athletes.

She helps build exactly the type of environment we want at RevCon!

Okay – back to squats…

I see a lot of videos posted on Instagram and Facebook showing athletes who can’t squat doing just that with fairly substantial loads.

When we have new athletes join Team RevCon and we ask them if they have done squats before (front squats, DB Squats whatever), they typically say “oh yeah, I do them all the time” at school or XYZ or whatever.

So we ask them just to show us a nice bodyweight squat… and YIKES!

I made a video for you explaining what I mean >>

 

And I’ll be giving you a few ways to improve your squat pattern over the next week or so, but here is one to get you started right now…

If you are still using a Vic20 computer and cannot see the video in the player above, just click the link >> https://youtu.be/wsglSAWSjDI

 

Do 5-8 reps and hold for 5 seconds at the bottom – try to relax in the bottom position – I know it is easier said than done.

Don’t force the movement, just gradually coax it down there.

Enjoy!
Cheers,
M

PS – The 10/25K Challenge is ON LIKE DONKEY KONG – – get all the details in the gym and start squatting the lights out…unless of course you can’t squat 🙂