How to Keep Your Heels on the Ground During a Squat

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When doing a squat, it is always important to keep your heels firmly planted on the ground. Keep your heels on the ground during a squat with help from a longtime expert in the field of fitness in this free video clip.

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Hi, my name is Eric N. Quinn. I am a personal trainer and life coach. We are here at World Boxing Gym in Jersey City, New Jersey. Today, we are going to talk about how to keep your heels flat on the floor while performing a squat. There are different things to take into consider when you are doing a squat. The number one thing that I do to keep my heels flat on the floor is to crawl on my toes. This is how we do it. We get under the bench. We make sure we are square with the bar so both sides are even. Okay so as you perform the squat, one of the things that you need to keep in mind is that you need to have flexible hip flexors. Your hip flexors need to be flexible enough for you to go down and up. Your glutes also have to be flexible. You're going to keep your legs shoulder-width, you know, look straight forward. Some people like to look straight up. I don't, I like to look straight forward and we go down and up. As you come up, just make sure you press your pelvis in to protect the back. You go down, you go up. Remember also that to keep your heels flat on the floor we're going to curl our toes up. We are curling our toes up. So that's going to help us also keep our heels flat as we perform the squat. This has been Eric N. Quinn, and that's how you keep your heels flat on the floor while performing a squat.

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