The squat is one of the most beneficial and popular movements you can perform in the gym. It is with very good reason that squats are seen to be such an important exercise to perform; the benefits are numerous and include:
- Improved mobility
- Stronger lower body and core
- Muscle building
- Calorie burning
- Enhanced athletic performance
The only downside is that squats, while a fundamental human movement, can be a very technical exercise. When you factor in the lack of mobility that many people have because of our modern lifestyles, the squat can become even more challenging to get right.
The infographic below, courtesy of strength training blogger, Laine Norton at Barbell Pursuits outlines 3 of the most common mistakes people make when squatting and how they can be fixed. Once you have mastered a basic squat technique, you will begin to reap the many health and performance benefits of the exercise for yourself.