Knees Over Toes? – How To Squat Properly

Knees Over Toes? – How To Squat Properly

Should your knees cross over your toes when you do a squat? First and foremost, the squat is not really that important of an exercise. I really make these posts to grab your attention. Most people considered with performance and joint health should be concerned about their gait cycle and throwing ability than a squat. With that said, is there a proper way to squat, and should your knees cross over your toes? There’s quite the funny answer about that in this video. Anatomically, the toes might not be the best place to base your body positioning from. You’ll see why in the video.

Train intentionally, not habitually,

Naudi Aguilar

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  1. Christian January 29, 2017 at 11:41 am - Reply

    I’ll definitely be looking for this when squating. What I would like though, is for you to explain how you came to the conclusions you did, and why it is relevant for the movement. Without it, I just have to trust that you are right, and someone else is wrong, depending on no real information as to why that is. Some nitpicking; obviously they do correlate (the ratio foot-length), just not perfectly. Thank’s for putting out interesting videos and I’ll continue to check them out

  2. Barry January 29, 2017 at 11:45 am - Reply

    Got anything on cycling

  3. Adam January 30, 2017 at 7:44 am - Reply

    Fair enough

  4. Karl January 30, 2017 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    Always welcome sound experience and calculated direction, thanks for sharing. In terms of the physios knee position reference (not seen article), could the correlation intended to keep the knees from folding inward? Rather than forward position? Just curious

  5. Sheryl March 1, 2018 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    What if you’re doing a low bar back squat, though? Or what if the person has long femurs and a short torso?

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