Build Strength, Stability with the Band Squat

21 Sep

bweightsquatknesspress-b-male1-250x300[1]Improve your muscle activation for squats by performing a warmup set with a miniband around and below your knees, as pictured.

The band squat, done properly, helps to ensure that your glutes “fire” properly, and also provides stability — “down the chain” — to the knees; and “up the chain,” to the hips and shoulders.

The band squat is also a great way to improve squat technique and correct mechanical problems.

Use the band squat exercise as a warmup when you do heavy squats.  Descend, pause, rise.  Do 15 repetitions.


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