The video below explains how to correctly perform and advance the box squat, so that you can eventually squat with perfect form.
WHO SHOULD USE THIS EXERCISE?
Beginners who lack the ideal bio-mechanics for squatting ass-to-the-grass. This could be down to poor glute activation, tight hip flexors, tight hamstrings, bad posture, other issues, or a combination of several factors. To find out more about your overall bio-mechanics you should take part in this mobility test first: https://immortal-training.com/overhead-squat-test/
HOW DO BOX SQUATS WORK?
Box Squats will enable you to slowly increase your squat depth over time without a high risk of injury. The movement can also trick the brain into aligning the pelvis and lumbar into the correct position during your descent. Something about having a target to aim your posterior towards makes this possible. Over time your neurological motor map will change. Thus retraining not only your body, but also your mind, to squat safely and correctly.
HOW TO PERFORM
Main Muscles: Gluteus Maximus, Hamstrings, Quadriceps
Keep your chest up, back straight & ass out
Hold a stick on the back of your shoulders
Stand with feet just outside of shoulder width, toes slightly pointed out
Squat down to the box, sit back slightly and drive yourself back up through the heels
Are you having trouble getting an accurate hip to waist measurement? Well, you’ve come to the right place! I’ll help you through the process, but first let’s get an understanding of why we use this measurement.
WHY IS THE HIP TO WAIST MEASUREMENT IMPORTANT?
Doctors often use waist measurements of a person to determine their possible health risks. Storing a lot of weight around the abdominal area can be a an indicator of high levels of visceral fat, which is the fat that gets stored in and around the organs. When too much fat builds up in the liver, it then gets pushed into the pancreas causing a person to become type 2 diabetic. Luckily, type 2 diabetes can be reversed with a solid keto based diet used in combination with intermittent fasting. For more information about ketosis and type 2 diabestes read this article: https://immortal-training.com/ketosis/
We can also use the hip to waist measurement to determine the body fat percentage of your entire body. All you need for this is your waist circumference, height and sex. If you are part of the Immortal Team then you can plug these numbers into your members area profile, in Body Metrics, to get your own body fat percentage results.
Without further adieu let’s get into it!
Scroll down to be coached through the hip to waist measurement process via video.
WHAT WILL I NEED TO MEASUREMENT HIPS TO WAIST?
Tight fitting clothes
An assistant (optional, but ideal)
HOW DO I MEASURE HIPS TO WAIST?
KEY POINTS FOR MEASURING THE WAIST:
Measure approximately 1-2″ above the belly button at the smallest circumference of the waist
Make sure the measuring tape is straight
KEY POINTS FOR MEASURING THE HIPS:
Use the joints on the outsides of the hips as a guideline
Wrap the tape around the buttocks and make sure that it is straight
Be sure that you are not including the thighs in the measurement
Working in a solid shoulders routine at least once per week, is absolutely necessary when it comes to creating a muscular and/or curvy physique.
In the gym, the goal for most men is to build a defined, masculine v-shape, whereas women are normally seeking a sexy & feminine hour glass shape. The idea is that sculpting your upper and lower body, while keeping your waistline as slim as possible through diet and fat burning exercise, is the most effective way of doing so. Women and men can achieve their body transformation goals most effectively by following the same exact movements and training plans, regardless of gender, so the advice given in the above video applies to all.
If you haven’t had the pleasure of watching any of my previous gym tutorials then you’ll soon understand that I like to use a lot more variation than most personal trainers when it comes to exercises. Yeah, shoulder presses are essential and should be part of your foundation gym moves, but they can get boring, and you can find hundreds of shoulder videos that recommend the same ol’ exercises if that is what you prefer!
My nature is to question everything in order to understand it and possibly make it better.
And so, I give you the absolute BEST shoulder exercises around… according to Tay.G!…
Be sure to keep an eye on this this blog section for more of my Absolute Best Exercises videos. I will be covering every muscle group in this series. Next up, we have legs and an awesome Bootybuilding video that you do NOT want to miss!