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Month: August 2015

Proper Squatting Mechanics

First, we have to understand that there are a lot of factors regarding squatting. The following is a general guide for proper air squat mechanics and is not the “end-all-be-all.”

“Air” Squat or squat without weight is important to understand and master prior to picking up the barbell or dumbbell. Your mechanics are possibly the most important aspect to consider when attempting any exercise and maybe none more than a squat or lunge. We see so many people confused about how they are supposed to bend, move or lift. To help clear the confusion we will cover common faults and how to correct these.

Static Stretching vs. Dynamic Stretching

New research indicates that flexibility is a by-product of pre-run static stretching and may be a biomechanical factor that hurts running economy which is a measure of your overall efficiency. Prior to hard workouts and races it tends to work best to do a warm-up jog and then perform the dynamic stretches, followed by strides. This helps to adequately warm up the muscles and then get the right ones firing in the right ways.