The Perfect Squat

Can you ever squat too well?  Probably not.  

The air squat, a foundational movement in CrossFit, the first movement one learns at the CrossFit certification, demands constant improvement and diligence.  That torso can always be a little more upright, lumbar extension can always be better, the knees should always track out over the toes and never cave in, and you should reach proper depth each time.  It won’t ever be perfect, but that should be the goal.  

Practice, practice, practice the squat.  Squat well and you’ll be surprised at how well you’re able to do many other physical movements both in CrossFit and in life.   

Skill:

Squat therapy

Bottom to bottom Tabata squats

Workout of the day (WOD):

3 rounds for time of:

75 double unders

30 overhead squats (75#/55# for women)

12 ring dips

Elements WOD:

15 minute AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) of:

15 squats

15 lateral hops

15 sit-ups

Post times and rounds to comments

Burpee Mike in the 6:30 am class with Chris and Brian?  WTF?

Cristina looking good on her overhead squat during the workout.

A little hip preparation and mobility before the squats.

The Elements gang moving in a hurried blur.

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