Safe Squatting for Strengthening Your Legs and Glutes

Have you heard that "squatting is bad for you knees?" Squatting is actually safe for everyone if it is done correctly and it is very important for everyday functional activities. If you have knee pain, this is a great way to strengthen your legs and gluts to help decrease your pain!

On the left you can watch Courtney perform a squat the wrong way, the way that would “hurt” the knees. On the right you can watch her perform the squat with correct form. She is sitting back and down, activating her gluts and decreasing the force through her knees. She lowers her body and stops just above her knee level or 90 degrees of knee and hip flexion. Try it out in the mirror and watch your form. Happy squatting!