Gym Fix: Squat For Power

Add this exercise to your workout and you'll be priming your body for better power generation when you play.

Released on 10/7/2016

Transcript

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You know squatting is one of
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the most fundamental exercises for strength training,
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however form almost always suffers
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for people who don't do them often
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or just lack the lower body strength
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you need in your glutes to do a good squat.
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However there is one form of squatting that I recommend
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it's almost foolproof
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in terms of being able to do it correctly
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and it's called a goblet squat.
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Great for golfers especially because your glutes generate
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a huge amount of power in your golf swing.
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So add this one to your workout.
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Basically you want to take a medium
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to heavy-weight dumbbell.
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I'm using a 15 just for demonstration purposes.
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You'll know how heavy you can lift
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but I would recommend starting lower
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and then working your way up if it feels easy.
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Take the dumbbell, hold it upright,
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and keep your palms up like this, okay?
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Then you're going to put it to your chest
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and then go into a full squat.
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Toes will be flared, you'll notice,
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and I drop all the way to the ground and come back up.
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I'll show it to you one more time.
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Toes a little flared, dumbbell against your chest,
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straight down into a full squat position,
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and then back up.
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Obviously you want to do a few sets of these,
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several reps at each set,
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and again, remember the weight you use
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should be light at first and then build into heavier weights
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as you feel more comfortable with the exercise.
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This is going to turn on those glutes
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and it's gonna help you hit the ball farther.
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Thanks for watching.
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