Article by BreakingMuscle.com
By Jeff Barnett, Contributor – Health and Fitness News
The properly executed bodyweight squat is firmly established as an awesome exercise. It builds strength, flexibility, body awareness, and balance simultaneously. But not everyone agrees on the best way to squat. Most coaches agree on the big points, like maintaining a neutral spine and squatting to a depth that engages the posterior chain. But what about the smaller points, like the position of the arms? A recent study from the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research asks just that.
Does arm position matter when you’re doing an unweighted squat? Turns out it makes a big difference in overweight clientele. Click the link below to learn one small thing that can make you a better coach and make your athletes better at squatting.