Can you do a bodyweight squat? Great!
Now, can you do a PROPER bodyweight squat?
Right now you’re asking, “What’s the difference, Steve you weirdo?!”
Today I’m gonna drop some bodyweight squat knowledge bombs on you. Don’t worry, they don’t hurt! Instead, they’ll make your body feel good, and you’ll say: “OOHHHHHHHH, that’s what a squat is!”
Like other basic movements like the pull-up and push-up, most people think they know what a bodyweight squat is, and they think they’re doing them right… but are they?
Judging by the people in my gym, 80%+ of people are actually making some major mistakes in their squat, making the movement inefficient at best and dangerous at worst!
If you have any interest in ever being able to do a barbell squat, you need to first nail the mechanics for a proper bodyweight squat.
We got you covered: by the end of this article you’re going to know exactly what to do and how to remind yourself to keep good form.
We were recently at Camp Nerd Fitness, and NF Team members Staci and Jim along with myself put together a quick 5 minute video explaining the ins and outs of (and common problems people have with) bodyweight squats.
Watch the video and check out the mistakes most people are making with bodyweight squats below.