The best lower-body exercise can also be one of the most dangerous. See if you’re committing any one of these key mistakes when squatting.
For decades, bodybuilders have known that squatting is the single best lower-body exercise. Besides involving the glutes and all of the front and rear thigh musculature—not to mention the calves—the squat allows you to push a substantial amount of weight. The squat can be tricky to master, though, and poor technique on this lift has generated a lot of business for chiropractors and orthopedic surgeons over the years. See if you’re making one of these crucial errors.