After I had found it rather tough at five days in, now things are getting better. And I feel I am making progress, which is nice.
love it, given that squat is my favorite exercise:
Note: the site is a bit resource intensive – this particular post (which embeds 35 videos) takes up >1GB of RM on my MacBook Pro…)
Avid readers will know that in the last days I started some double kettlebell work, mainly because I felt I needed to change my routine a bit and to work some new angles. I stumbled across a movement that I had done before but that I somehow did not appreciate at its full splendour at the time: the goblet squat
It’s that time of the week again. Here my favorite reads of the week. This does not mean of course that they have just come out this week – it might also mean that I have been slow finding them. Enjoy.
- Chris Kresser on Diabetes and inflammation
- JP’s warm-up routines
- Agave nectars VS HFCS on PaleoHacks
- Rip, Wendler, Steele on tendonitis & muscle tears and training through injuries
- Paleo community survey
- Mehdi explains how to avoid lower back pain on deadlifts
- David Csonka on Barefoot Running and Evolution
- Mark Sisson on Low tech tools for Primal living
- How to become a diabetic (in 5 easy steps) by Dr William Davis
- Why Gluten-Free is often worse than Gluten by HeartScan
- Insulin response to dairy by HeartScan
- The One-Lift-A-Day program by Dan John ht grmble
- Scary video on Bovine Growth Hormone in milk ht BarbeyGirl
The first rule of Squat Club – keep your shins vertical.*
The second rule of Squat Club – keep your shins vertical.
The third rule of Squat Club – keep your back straight, especially if you are shifting weight
The fourth rule … you get the picture.
I wont talk about the straight back here – most people seem to sort of know it, and if form breaks down at this point is often more skill than will. I also believe (…but dont quote me on that…) that this is slightly less dangerous if you are not carrying weight. However, the knee thing hurts you on every kind of squat and squat-like movement, and this is what I want to focus on here. Continue reading