Beginner’s Guide to Squats & Deadlifts | form, range of motion, & workout tips

Beginner’s Guide to Squats & Deadlifts | form, range of motion, & workout tips

What is up, you guys saw on my last video I got a request asking me to just make a video and talk about my Form for like the beginner list and I thought it was actually a really good idea So in today’s video, I’m just gonna go over some of the basics of a couple compound popular lifts like the squat and the deadlift and I just really want to talk about The importance of having good form and just how to perform these exercises Correctly, if you’re not following me on Instagram Make sure you go check it out because I post on there daily right now I’m doing like a mini training series on my Instagram story every single day. So Make sure you go check that out. And also I just started an email list I’ll put the link to it down below But once you subscribe to my email list You automatically get a free workout sent to your inbox and every Monday I have fitness tips Coming to you. So make sure you go subscribe to my email list and now without further ado Let’s get into today’s video. So the first exercise that I want to talk about is the squat I think a lot of people neglect the importance of form and a squat I see a lot of videos on Instagram of people posting themselves in the squat and They’re just not taking the lift theorist full range of motion So a full range of motion in the squat is literally all the way down ask the graphs going low good past 90 degrees in your knees as you can see, I really Sit all the way down on my squats. I’m not stopping halfway because range of motion Such a neglected thing. I feel like people don’t really take some of their lives there was full range of motion You’re missing out if you’re not because by taking your lives a third a full range of motion you get so much more of its Benefits when I started taking my squat there is full range of motion all the way down the amount of claw development I saw was insane your claws and glutes are working the hardest at the very bottom of the squat So if you’re not going all the way down You’re just missing out if you’re currently not taking this lift through his full range of motion. You need to lower the weight and Really practice your form and once you perfect your form Then start adding weight and you’re gonna see so much progress The other thing that I would focus on is keeping your back Neutral so we’re not arching our backs. We’re just keeping our spines in a straight line and once you start squatting down I would mean a little bit forward because it’s just natural for our bodies To lean a little bit forward when we’re doing the squat and ask for the positioning of the bar on your back You can either go for like a higher position or a lower one. It just depends on how you feel I personally go for a little bit lower position just because it keeps my form and Chuck because I Find that when I put the bar too high up my neck First of all, it kind of hurts my neck, but also it kind of throws me off balance So I just keep the bar a little bit lower. So right below my neck and just on top of my Shoulders just my upper back the next exercise I want to talk about is the deadlift specifically the Romanian deadlift the deadlift and the squat are seven. Most complex Lifts that you can perform. I know there are both consider that basic lives But in fact, it takes so much skills. Honestly takes years to perfect these lives so with the Romanian deadlift you’re primarily working your hamstrings and you want to have a lot of mobility in your Hamstrings now while you’re performing the Romanian deadlift, you need to keep your back straight so keep your back in a neutral position do not arch your back and This requires you to have a strong back and this is what I’m saying with all of these Compound lives requiring a ton of skills because you’re not only Using one single muscle you’re using like basically your entire body. So the Romanian deadlift you’re also Working your back along with your hamstrings and glutes I usually take that eccentric part of this Lift pretty slowly and the eccentric part is the part where you’re lowering the bar I take the eccentric heart slowly because I really really want to focus on feeling the lift in my Hamstrings. I want to feel my hamstrings stretching and lengthening and when I finally get to the bottom and I come back up I push my hips forward and use my hamstrings and glutes to move the weight I am avoiding using my arms and upper body to pull up the bar I focus on using my lower body and I throw the entire lift. I keep my knees Slightly bent so that I don’t hurt my knees. You always want to keep a slight bend in your knees So your he’s done snap. I hope you guys enjoyed this video and found it helpful Make sure you get this a like and subscribe to my channel and if you ever have any questions regarding a fitness or health Just shimmy DM on Instagram and I’ll get back to you Thank you guys so much for watching and I’ll see you guys in my next video

3 thoughts on “Beginner’s Guide to Squats & Deadlifts | form, range of motion, & workout tips

  1. Very detailed instructions, thumbs up! Can you do a video of the UCLA campus? Like, what you like and dont like and what's your favorite spot? I've been to the gift shop there and it was huge! I'm sure you'll get a lot of views too as those are hot search keywords.

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