An Easy Method to Teach a Perfect Weightlifting Start Position: A Beginner’s Guide
The following are some tips that I have learned from my own experience and those of other lifters. They may or may not work for you, but they will certainly make your training easier. If you want to learn more about these things, please feel free to contact me via email at [email protected] .
1) Always use the same foot position when squatting down.
I am sure you all know that it is best to keep your feet flat on the floor while squatting. However, there are times when your toes will curl up into a little arch and this causes the bar to roll off your heels instead of being held by them. You need to avoid doing this! When you do so, the bar will slide forward and away from your body causing you to lose balance and losing control over the barbell.
When you squat down with your heels curled up, the bar will rest on top of your heel and then you won’t even be able to reach around to grab it. Your weight will shift forward and away from your center of gravity which means that you’ll lose control over the barbell. It would seem like this is easy enough to fix, but unfortunately it isn’t! Many people think that they can easily solve this problem by just squatting down further so that their heels don’t curl up, but this is a very bad idea for two reasons.
First of all, when you squat down deeper your knees will have to travel further forward and in the process of doing so they will often end up going past your toes. This is fine if you knees are healthy and flexible, but if not, then this will cause problems for you later on. If your knees are suffering from ‘osteoarthritis’ or ‘gonarthrosis’ (common knee conditions in which the bones of the joints become damaged and cause a lot of pain) then you will make your condition a lot worse by over-stressing your knees.
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