Strength Training - Deep Seated Squat
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Be sure to check out the alternative squats for people with bad knees.
A question in Huffpost Healthy Living I found interesting?
But Aren't Deep Squats Bad For You?
No! Contrary to popular belief, squatting deep is not bad for the knees -- studies have found there is no difference between partial, parallel and deep squats in terms of the impact on the front knee joint.
In fact, deep squats might actually increase knee stability. Most of the connective tissue in the knee is made up of two ligaments: The anterior and posterior cruciate ligament, also known as the ACL and the PCL. Studies show the forces inside the ACL and PCL decrease the more the knee is bent, meaning the deeper you squat, the less pressure there is inside the knees. It's also a better way to get stronger. In fact, research has shown that parallel squats with heavy weights are less effective at increasing strength than deep squats with a lighter weight.
Not only is squatting deep safe and effective, but it's a one-way ticket to a nice, strong booty: Studies show the gluteus maximus is over 25 percent more engaged during deep squats than when squatting parallel.
So long as there's no history of injuries, getting low is the way to go. However, if you do have knee issues (and sitting at a desk all day is no good for the knees), there's nothing inherently wrong with sticking to parallel squats. See full article http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/31/deep-best-squats_n_4175398.html
Engage your muscles.
After a full body warm-up, it's important to remember to engage your muscles as the squat is performed. The heavier the weight, the more important it is that the abs, shoulders and upper back stay engaged, creating a stable base for the weight. Flex the thighs, squeeze the butt, tense the stomach, and, in the case of back squats, activate the upper back by pulling down on the bar. This helps stabilize the body and keep the body from compensating by making sure that all the right muscles are doing their part.
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