Barbell Sumo Squats is a compound movement. Barbell Sumo squats is one of many different variations of squats. When I first started doing sumo squats I thought I had to have a wide stance when doing this but I was wrong.
When we are doing a sumo squat, it is important to have our feet turned out externally rotated. We are not squatting with our feet pointed strait, but turned out.
They key here is to find a body position that is comfortable for you and to be comfortable in your own hips. If you don't feel good while squatting there could be a few things wrong.
Lack of mobility, new to the exercise, not sure what to look for and the list continues. That being said, squats is one of the best exercises you can do when done correctly. When done incorrectly, it has a high risk of injury!
When I was younger and first started powerlifting at 15 years old, we were just squatting. The goal was to lift as much weight as possible, and over the years I got to lifting 400+ lb's on the squat.
The problem was I felt like shit. My back would hurt, my knees would cave in. My form was subpar. You can still get strong having shit form.
Then when I stopped playing football for 6+ years I did not lift heavy squats. I would go lighter because I still wanted to squat because of the benefits. Now after years of practice and reconfiguring my technique I am back to lifting heavy.
Now at the age of 30, I feel better than I ever have. I am focused on squatting as much weight as possible, but with perfect form. Being able to go down into your hips and feel good while doing it. Here is an instructional video for you to view!
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