Squats: 10 tips to improve your Squat, by Mike Robertson

In Browsing the T-Nation archives, I came accross this gem of workout advice by Mike Robertson, CSCS, USAW.

It’s his 10 Tips for Flawless Squattin’

Here’s a highlight:

  1. Hands in
  2. Back together and tight
  3. Comfortable Stance with Toes out Slightly
  4. Weight Balanced
  5. Chest up, Low back Tight
  6. Focus on a Spot
  7. Big Breath, Core Tight
  8. Sit Back
  9. Knees Out
  10. Speed!

Read the article for a more in depth view and tips for correcting flaws in form.

For more info on proper squatting technique, I suggest Mark Rippetoe’s Starting Strength: A Simple and Practical Guide for Coaching Beginners”


2 responses to this post.

  1. Putting squats in your routine can give you more overall body strength. It’s often a neglected exercise, mostly because no one likes to work out their legs. However, I love doing squats. I liked to go down slow, and kind of explode when coming up.



  2. Posted by coaks on August 15, 2007 at 4:01 pm

    squats are great, but if you need 10 tips to improve your squats then you are in trouble!



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