ELBOWS WHEN SQUATTING -
. ♂️ Do you ever think about your elbows when you’re squatting? How to place them? What’s their role? How could they “damage” your squats? - .
Keeping your elbows neutral (down) is the best/safest way to squat: this because when you keep your elbows down, the bar’s load is evenly distributed perpendicularly on your body, placing most of the stress on your quads, decreasing the stress on yor back as long as it’s being kept tight. .
- Instead, flaring your elbows backwards will draw the load forward aswell in an anti-clockwise motion, decreasing the stress on your legs, while increasing the stress on your lower back for you not to fall forward.
Always keep an eye on your elbows and make sure you keep them down & not back. Sure, lots of people are very flexible and can keep the load evenly distributed even with their elbows backwards, but, that doesn’t apply to most of us! - . #TheMoreYouKnow
One of the goals I payed down for myself this weekend, along with meeting a list of fitness celebrities/athletes, was to be told by none other than the man himself @zacperna ‘Stay Massive’
mission complete, with an added sneaky selfie with the stunning @laurensimpson
Happy Sunday all!
So, instagram as a platform for yoga can be amazing! There is, for the most part, a really supportive community on here and many inspirational yogis who I am constantly in awe of.
It is also a network which allows this community to raise awareness of important issues, such as those voiced by @kinoyoga
That being said I think it’s important that we, on occasion, take a step back from Instagram.
You shouldn’t have to worry about the number of likes, or followers you have.
You don’t have to justify whether you practise #yogaeverydamnday or whether you have a day off.
You shouldn’t have to explain what yoga means to you or why you practise.
Why does it matter if you practise in leggings that cost you £75 or £7.
It may take you 3 months to throw a handstand, but it might take you 3 years. It doesn’t make you any less of a yogi either way.
When I get on my mat to practise, there is no judgement there. And if you do truly believe in the practise of yoga, then you will know that you should aim to practise non- judgement (although I know this can be tough). You should be authentically you.
Phewww - ok now that’s over with! Have an amazing weekend - whatever you get up to #yoga