Saturday, July 23, 2011

Chris Evans Leg Squat Workout

Chris Evans Leg Squat Workout
Much of the bad reputation squats have gotten is because a lot of people use
poor form while doing them. This exercise is actually very safe when done
correctly. It does require a lot of concentration, so never perform this
exercise if you are not up to it. The best way to do squats is on a power rack
or cage. This enables you to adjust the safety bars to your desired height.
These bars are there to stop the weight from falling to the floor if you fail to
press it back up. Set them just below your desired squat depth. Now change
the height of the bar hooks. Be careful not to set the bar too high or low,
because it will be difficult to remove it from the hooks when you are
squatting a lot of weight. Anywhere in your mid-upper chest area is a good
Chris Evans Leg Squat Workout

Now step up, and place your head and upper shoulders under the bar. To
make sure you lift the bar in the middle, aim for the etched middle part of
the bar. The majority of the bar weight should rest on your trapezius muscles
(not your neck or spine). If the bar is uncomfortable to hold, don't worry:
this will go away as your upper body gains more mass and your body gets
accustomed to carrying weights in this fashion. In the meantime, you can
use one of the bar pads. [Note: Using any type of pad on the bar with heavy
weights is dangerous because the bar could easily slip off your shoulders, or
become unbalanced.]

Next, pull the bar off the hooks and step away. Before you begin the actual
squat, make sure you have the correct foot placement. Ideally, your feet
should be slightly wider than shoulder width, with your toes pointing out at
a slight angle.

The actual movement is just as if you were squatting straight down from a
standing position. Without any weight or a bar, you could probably go
straight down or up without changing the angle of your torso. But to keep
balanced with weights, you must lean forward. As you begin to squat, your
knees bend out in line with your toes, and your torso will begin to bend
forward slightly to stay balanced. As you do, always remember to keep your
chest out and back arched slightly, it kind of looks as if you are sitting down
on a chair that is behind you. It forces you to stick your butt out, but that's
normal. Do not hunch over, or look down as you squat. These movements
will take your spine out of alignment and possibly injure your back.


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