VIDEO: The Right Way To Start Squats

Starting the squat isn't rocket science, but if you initiate the movement incorrectly you’ll be out of position from the get go. Not only will you be leaving pounds on the table, but you’ll be reinforcing bad technique and chances are you're going to run into additional technique errors during later phases of the squat.

If the first step of your movement is wrong, it’s going to negatively impact all the following steps. This leads to problems like tipping forward, slightly losing your balance, putting too much strain on the knees, or not sufficiently utilising the muscles around your hips.

While working on the right way to start squats might seem been very basic, make sure you've mastered this! If you have trouble, practice the drills in the video to perfect the start of your squat.