Take a Load Off
Feeling back pain during a weighted squat? Try this out!
The video a below shows an example of a belt squat. This squat variation moves the weight from above the spine to below the body.
The weight redistribution allows the spine and upper body to feel some relief without sacrificing intensity during the movement. Give this a try next time you’re in the gym!
Today's #ADailydose = hip belt squats. These are a hidden gem of lower body training. What makes these great is that you get all the functional stabilization and balance benefits of barbell squats without loading the spine.⠀ ⠀ These are also a great alternative if you're dealing with any kind of back injury or an upper body issue (shoulder, elbow, wrist) that prevents you from supporting the bar on front/back squats. Here's @juggernauttraining's @burnscolin repping out sets at 140#.