- Place your feet hip-width apart with the toes pointing slightly outwards
- Tilt your pelvis slightly to create a slightly concave back.
- Sink down making sure to keep the weight on the back/center of the foot and the upper body upright as much as possible
- Prevent the knees from going in
- Sink to a hip angle of at least 90 degrees while keeping the upper body as upright as possible
The perfect squat:
- Make sure your squat technique is good. You can check this by filming your squat and watch it again. Also, the assessment of the squat by a professional can be of added value.
- If you have complaints with squatting, it may help to temporarily adapt the exercise. See what you can do and adapt the exercise by temporarily using less training weight or by reducing the range of motion.
- When you have complaints, visit your physiotherapist to determine what is causing the complaints. The physiotherapist can make a diagnosis and come up with an adequate treatment plan together with you.