Last week we discussed the importance for marathoners to also do strength training for their legs. This advice applies to everyone, as our lower body, often neglected in the gym when we mistake looking strong for being strong, is an important source of strength in many activities.
One of the most important lower body exercises you can do is your basic squat. Squats make up a key component of our Fitness For Life philosophy as they hit many major muscles and can be combined with other exercises. But first you must get the basic form right, as squats are also an easy way to injure yourself if not done properly.
Here is a video with our colleagues Hussain and Devin demonstrating the proper technique for 3 variations of squatting.