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Don’t Neglect The Air Squat – (feat. Coach George)

  January 23, 2018

One of the many things in CrossFit that we all take for granted is the Air Squat.  With no weight all we have to do is get below parallel and we’re good right??? It may not be that simple.

There are a few key points to remember when doing a simple air squat that can translate into more weight on the barbell in all the other squats we do in CrossFit. Whether that be in Metcons or in slower controlled sets, it’s important to maintain good form in your squats no matter the weight so you don’t become more prone to injury.

  1.  The first thing we need to do is keep a Tight Core.  Tightening the core will stabilize the spine and help protect it from injury.
  2. Keep that Chest Up. By keeping our chest up on a simple air squat it will help when we get a barbell on our back or in the front rack position to keep that weight over the centerline of our body.
  3. Knees over Toes.  Drive those knees out and keep them tracking over your toes to protect against any misalignment of the joint.

Simple things that we all take for granted, but are very important to remember and never stop practicing.

If we get in the habit of these 3 simple but KEY points of the air squat, it will feel more natural when we load that barbell.

Thanks, Coach George

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