If you are like me and are a visual learner, then this post is the ☝️. Squatting isn’t an easy movement so hopefully this can help some of you 👍💚
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⭕️VISUALIZING THE SQUAT⭕️
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When it comes to squatting, maintaining the load evenly distributed on the body is the key factor, which besides giving you the most gains (due to the fact that the right muscles get engaged throughout the entire movement), it’s also the safest way to perform it.
How would “maintaining the weight evenly distributed look like? “
I personally visualize it like this.
Basically if we’d draw a straight line from the bar, on the way down, it should cut the femur perpendicularly in half.
This means that if we were tied from the hips and knees like in the drawing, with ropes, both the “pullers” should pull at an even 50-50 to maintain the weight evenly distributed. You should basically “pull the opposite ropes at the same time”.
Feeling the weight on your back too much? It means you’re not pushing your knees out/forward. -
Feeling too much pressure on your knees? It means you’re not pushing your hips back. -
How do you like this one? Do you use any other visualization?Comment down below!
🔥 By: Eugene (@pheasyque)
Inspired by brutalist architecture, the Hemera lamp by @rossgardam for @newvolumes. Find it @artedomus in Melbourne x
Creative Direction: @thomas.coward
Pic via @rossgardam
Well guys I know what's going to come... "Why do you upload something with David again brah, don't you have any pictures with other #athletes , duh?"
Going to be #honest with you, I have literally #tons of #amazing#footage .
But there is also a #reason why I'm uploading this.
I want to thank you once again @davidlaid
and also @lex_fitness because I thought that my deadlifting #form was on point.
I never was able to overcome my #conventional#deadlifting plateu wich is at 185 kg, I also know that those are just peanuts for you 😉.
Nevertheless as I was deadlifting yesterday I somehow managed to pull 150 kg for 5 sets of 5 without a belt or straps (usually I use those) and I literally crushed it like it was nothing. I felt so insanely #strong , I even think I could've set an easy #pr of atleast 200kg.
And all this is just possible because of you two...
It was a minor change in my footstance and yet this little #detail helped me so much.
I am so grateful for your #advice yesterday at the #gymshark#popup in #Dublin .
Now you guys may ask yourself why the heck is he telling me all that?
The point is, even when you think that you're actually nailing the form on a movement there is absolutely no harm in taking a step back to #analyse the whole situation. That is something I learned yesterday and I'm going to use this knowledge in the future for sure!
At the end of the day it will always only be you vs you.
This #trip to #ireland was just #mental and totally #worthit . There are several #amazing posts coming at you in the near future with even greater #stories behind them.