5 Squat Tips For Tall Lifters

Tonight in my strength class two of the women that I coach did awesome with their squats.  They are both tall lifters and have had to work hard to improve their squats.

A lot of tall women struggle with squats and bench press, but usually do well with deadlifts.  Because of the long levers a lot of women have difficulty squatting and hitting depth in a squat.

Squat depth for tall lifters can be improved, it just takes time and a practice and a few training adjustments.

I thought I would share a few simple squat tips for taller lifters.

 

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Here Are 5 Squat Tips For Tall Lifters:

– Elevate your heels (this will improve squat depth for most people)

– Allow your upper body to lean forward (this is important for most tall lifters)

– Let the knees come forward (it’s ok for the knees to come to the toes or even past the toes depending on leverage and mobility and other factors)

– When you think you are at depth go a little deeper (sometimes you think you are deep but you are not, so it never hurts to go a little deeper)

– Be patient.  Squatting (and all lifting) is about technique and practice.  Don’t rush your lifting, be patient and practice

5 Squat Tips For Tall Lifters Jessica had some nice squats tonight and she has worked really hard to improve them. Here are 5 squat tips for tall lifters. – Elevate your heels (this will improve squat depth for most people) – Allow your upper body to lean forward (this is important for most tall lifters) – Let the knees come forward (it’s ok for the knees to come to the toes or even past the toes depending on leverage and mobility and other factors) – When you think you are at depth go a little deeper (sometimes you think you are deep but you are not, so it never hurts to go a little deeper) – Be patient. Squatting (and all lifting) is about technique and practice. Don’t rush your lifting, be patient and practice

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5 Squat Tips For Tall Lifters Bev had some nice squats tonight and she has worked really hard to improve them. Here are 5 squat tips for tall lifters. – Elevate your heels (this will improve squat depth for most people) – Allow your upper body to lean forward (this is important for most tall lifters) – Let the knees come forward (it’s ok for the knees to come to the toes or even past the toes depending on leverage and mobility and other factors) – When you think you are at depth go a little deeper (sometimes you think you are deep but you are not, so it never hurts to go a little deeper) – Be patient. Squatting (and all lifting) is about technique and practice. Don’t rush your lifting, be patient and practice

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Give these tips a try and I hope they help your training.

Cheers.

Coach Rob

 


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