7 Trainers Weigh In: How to Get Your Best Squat

7 Trainers Weigh In: How to Get Your Best Squat

Ah, the squat — the most foundational, versatile movement in exercise. Even though it’s so popular and commonly used with dozens upon dozens of variations, it’s so easy to perform incorrectly. That’s a problem! You could be squatting your way into an injury or squatting for no good reason. Doing any type of exercise with poor form can defeat the purpose, leading you to energy expenditures and no real results. Instead of Skinny Mom reviewing the squat with you, read what these personal trainers and exercise experts have to say about mastering the squat!

The perfect squat is a movement with total body coordination, including breath, alignment and balance. The goal of the squat is to strengthen the gluteal muscles, while recruiting the quads, core, hamstrings and back muscles. Perhaps you’ve been doing the squat for years without realizing your form is off. Let’s look at the most common slip-ups first:

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