Article written for LiftBigEatBig.com by Jay Stadtfeld
Tennis shoes like Nike’s are designed for running, walking, and various sports. What they’re not designed for is weightlifting of any variety.
Yet, because they’re frequently the only thing people have known for most of their natural born life, that’s what is used in the gym.
Compressible soles, which are found on most (read: not all) tennis shoes create instability while training under heavy loads, and can put you in an un-advantageous position when squatting or deadlifting.
There’s very little in this world that thrills me more than tinkering with an athlete’s squatting technique and watching him dominate weights that felt incredibly heavy just seconds earlier. Here are ten great tips for building a big squat in record time – regardless of whether you’re free squatting or box squatting, Olympic-style or Powerlifting style:
Tip #1: Sit Back, Not Down.
No Dave Tate To Coach Your Squat? No Problem!
If you’re a fan of squatting … or you’re trying to become better at it … then you’ll probably want to check out these couple of tips on how to get the best bar position on your back and getting your hands right while squatting.
In this article, we’ll be examining the low-bar back squat — or common powerlifting squat.
Get off my lawn
Weight training has long been associated with numerous health benefits, including increased muscle mass, decreased bodyfat levels, healthier organs, improved moods and outlook on life, etc.
A lesser-known, but very significant benefit of weight training is its effects on bone density. This is beneficial for people as they begin to age into the middle of their lives, when bone density begins to decrease.