Squatting is one of most vital movements for increasing lower body strength and developing core strength and stability. It’s important for all athletes of all levels and experience to learn how to squat properly, and the best way to do this is to develop good mechanics while under no load. This progression series will demonstrate proper positions and transitions for an air squat.
Air Squats Progression Part 1
Air Squats Part 1: Blocking and Hip Mobility
In this first video, Carl demonstrates how to use the concept of blocking movement to achieve a good knee position in keeping the knees out and preventing them from tracking forward over the toes during the transition. Carl then explains how to build range of motion in order to bring the hips down for more depth in the squat, by using an additional point of contact with hands on the ground for stability.