The Squat…King of the Exercises…and very easy to do wrong or have bad form in!  And one of the most common issues I see in people trying to squat is the torso pitching forward as they come down into the squat.

This tip is going to help you FIX that.

Stretch the Calves HARD Before Squatting

One of the main problems that causes that pitching forward in the upper body is lack of flexibility and mobility in the calves and ankles. If your calves are tight, as soon as you start sitting down, your tight calves and ankles will block the movement. In order to continue the squat, the upper body then has to come forward to compensate.

Fixing this is simple…just stretch the calves before you squat. It can be with just about any good calf stretch, as long as you hold it for at least 30 seconds on each leg then repeat a few times.

This will improve your form pretty much immediately, especially if you do have tight calves to start with.



Nick Nilsson, a.k.a. the "Mad Scientist of Exercise", is the author of 9 training books, such as "The Best Exercises You've Never Heard Of" series, and "Metabolic Surge - Rapid Fat Loss", which you can find at his site: http://www.fitness-ebooks.com


Nick has been in the fitness and bodybuilding industry more than 18 years, and  has degrees in Physical Education and Psychology, covering advanced biomechanics, kinesiology, physiology, anatomy and sports psychology, and has written for magazines such as Muscle & Fitness, Mens Fitness, Mens Health, Reps, along with numerous bodybuilding websites.


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