Day 6 #21daysofsquats, #laurenbrooksfitness

Day 6 #21daysofsquats, #laurenbrooksfitness

Day 6 is 45 squats, either body weight or weighted.  I am doing 45 goblet squats with a 20 pound kettlebell.  Day 5, I re-watched Lauren’s video on proper goblet squat form. I have been studying Dr. Kelly Starett’s book, Becoming a Supple Leopard,  to learn how to squat in the most functional and effective manner, both for the best performance and to prevent and rehabilitate common athletic injuries.  Lauren Brooks tips for proper form for the goblet squats emphasize the same principles.  When I did the squats today, I went slow and really tried to have great form for the whole set.  I focused on keeping my back straight, keeping my core engaged and tight,  and  initiating the movement with my hips.  I try to keep my shin vertical and knees behind my toes.  I try to make sure my hips get lower than my knees without tucking under my tailbone.  It is a lot to focus on; but it makes it go faster by occupying my brain, and it keeps the movement safe for my body.   Remember that proper form is our protection.  It keeps us safe.