Rachit Dua

Is Squatting Deep and a Butt-Wink Good for You?

November, 2017
The Master Responds

How often have we heard these lines – “Your squat should be deep enough, and if not, the range is incomplete”; this is what a majority of lifters think. But guess what, this is hardly true. Not everyone is made for a deep squat. The logic behind it is that it could be dangerous for some. The squat is one of the best compound movements that you can perform. It is functional, boosts strength, helps in more testosterone production, burns more calories and last but not the least gives you those massive well-developed legs. Moreover, it is one of the most scrutinized exercises from the kinesiological perspective.

This is what happens when you squat:
Joint Action: Knee Extension and Hip Extension
Muscles Involved: Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Glutes, and Core

When you’re in a squatting position, apart from the knee flexion there is a slight anterior pelvic tilt present at the hip joint, which makes the spine go in a flex position. During this time another thing happens, there is a posterior pelvic tilt aka the butt wink.



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