Aurash is demonstrating a classic example of taking a great strength exercise (The Goblet Squat) and turning it into a harmful one. The goblet squat is a great exercise to help strengthen the quads, gluteus, and core. By transferring the weight to the front one can focus on targeting these 3 areas while taking pressure of the spine. The picture on the left shows two parallel lines running from the ankle to the knee and from the hip to the head. This picture demonstrates proper angles and body mechanics during the Goblet Squat. The picture on the right shows two lines that intersect one another. This demonstrates the lack of mobility somewhere along the kinetic chain. In this case the ankle region. The lack of ankle mobility prohibits Aurash to sit his hips back thus creating an excessive forward lean. This compensation can lead to back problems and unwanted movement patterns. So it's important to note that if you or someone else struggle to get into a certain position, it might not be your inability to actually do the exercise but a lack of mobility in one region. To learn more on how to obtain ankle mobility or address any problematic areas make an appointment with one of our Explosive Performance Trainers for a complimentary movement screening!
Alex is an Elite Explosive Performance Trainer at Sport and Health RIO. A graduate from the University of Maryland, Alex studied Kinesiology and Psychology and went on to become a nationally accredited personal trainer from the National Academy of Sports Medicine.