Proper squat form
Squats are the KING of all exercises because they are a “functional” exercise that affect your ability to live a full, healthy life. Anything from getting out of a chair, to squatting down to pick something off the floor requires squat strength. Especially as we get older, proper squat technique is absolutely critical to maintain health and longevity.
Look at the picture on the right, to see an illustrated example of the perfect and the proper squat form:
Important: The Proper squat form is critical, otherwise serious injuries or gradual injury over a period of time can occur. The back must maintain its natural curvature and not “round out” otherwise excess strain can be placed on the spine and cause serious injury.
Also, to avoid undue stress on the knee joint, do not allow your buttocks to drop lower than your knees as you lower your body towards the ground.