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Squat Mechanics

Whether you are a long-time athlete or new to exercise, you have probably heard about the importance of proper form as you move through exercises. Proper form is important not only for an effective workout, but also for safety, to ensure you don’t injure yourself. One exercise in particular that gets a lot of attention when it comes to proper form is squatting, possibly because it can involve a large amount of weight, and poor form could lead to back injury. However, the one-size-fits-all mentality when it comes to squat position may no longer be valid. A recent article suggests that athlete comfort should dictate squat stance. This is because anatomy, particularly hip anatomy in this case, can vary considerably from person to person. This naturally alters a person’s body mechanics and therefore, squat stance.

To read the full article, click here: https://www.theptdc.com/2015/02/why-people-must-have-different-squat-stance/

Our providers at Denver Back Pain Specialists are passionate about exercise and helping you return to your best self. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our SFMA-trained physical therapy team members so you can get back to effective exercise.