Originally Posted by sharkboy22
Am I the only one here who hates squats? As a matter of fact I reach a point during my squats where I just simply don't give a shit and get lazy and don't even bother to do any more reps or try to go to failure. I rather use a machine to do legs but I know I'm underestimating a very important lower body workout. Is there anyone that could offer me some sort of advice to keep focus and just squat my ass off. I know it's a mind over matter thing but anything would be useful at this point. I fricking hate squats.
The better your form is, the more you will enjoy squats.
When I first began squatting, I had horrible form, and I hated squats. No workout punishes you more for bad form than squatting.
As my form improved over the years, my enjoyment for squatting improved with it. I look forward to "leg" days now, instead of dreading them.
Some tips I learned over time:
- Keep the balls of your heels on the floor
- Don't just bend your knees to squat down. Stick your butt out like you are about to sit in a chair.
- Keep your lower back arched
- Make sure the bar rests on your deltoids/neck. Don't let it slide down your back, using your arms for support. This makes it easier (temporarily), but takes the load off your lower body.