Northglenn Health and Fitness: How to Air Squat Properly

Learning how to air squat properly is important to your fitness journey because it’s one of the most natural and effective exercises that can improve your body without any special equipment. This powerful movement, performed right in the comfort of your home or the gym, holds a ton of benefits. The beauty of the Air Squat lies not just in its ability to tone your lower body but in how it mirrors a safe and natural human movement that we use in daily life. (ahem, sitting on a toilet) Emphasizing proper technique is crucial in not only maximizing its effectiveness but also ensuring safety. Let’s get started with how to air squat!

How to Air Squat – Step by Step Guide

  1. Start Right: Position your feet shoulder-width apart, toes slightly outwards.
  2. Engage Your Core: Keep your core muscles firm as if readying to take a hit.
  3. Lower Down: Send your hips back and down, as if sitting in a chair.
  4. Stay Aligned: Keep your chest up and head looking forward.
  5. Go Deep: Descend until your thighs are at least parallel to the floor, knees over toes.* If you have mobility limitations, go down as far as you are comfortable.
  6. Rise Powerfully: Press through your heels, engaging your glutes to return to standing.
  7. Spine Alignment: Maintain a neutral spine throughout the movement.

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Watch this video to see the correct form of an air squat in action!

Potential Risks of Learning How to Air Squat without a Coach:

  1. Knee Injury: Incorrect alignment of knees can cause strain or injury over time.
  2. Back Pain: Losing the neutral alignment of your spine may lead to discomfort or chronic issues.
  3. Inefficiency: When learning how to air squat without proper form, you may lose the full benefits of the exercise, reducing its overall effectiveness.

How to Get Started With The Air Squat:
Start or add to your fitness journey with this beginner-friendly routine:

  1. Warm-Up: 5 minutes of light jogging or jumping jacks.
  2. Air Squats: Perform 3 sets of 12 air squats, following the steps above. Rest for 45 seconds between sets.
  3. Cool Down: Stretch your legs for 5-7 minutes, focusing on quads, hamstrings, and calves.

The Air Squat isn’t just an exercise; it’s a connection to our body’s natural way of moving. By embracing this basic yet potent movement, you build a foundation that supports overall strength, flexibility, and functional fitness. Whether you’re a fitness novice or a seasoned athlete, the Air Squat has something to offer everyone.

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