Monday, May 24, 2010


Welcome to another workweek. Today's Exercise of the Day is all about the basics of a squat. Squatting is the best exercise anyone can do, hands down! If squatting properly you are working out all of the major muscle groups in the leg including the gluts, hamstrings, quads and calves. It involves movement in three major joint complexes, the hip complex, the knee and the ankle.

A lot of people I talk to tell me they don't squat because they have knee problems. Well here is the truth. A squat shouldn't bother your knees at all if done properly. In fact, squatting will only strengthen your knee. The main reason most people feel knee pain during squats is because they are sitting far enough back into the squat.

My co-worker at Gold's Gym Audrey is doing the demonstrating in this video and explains the squat really well. She is one of the best trainers I work with and one of the strongest women I've ever lifted weights with, especially when it comes to lower body workouts.

Enjoy the short video and starting squatting today.

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