When performing the squat you should be pressing through?

If, for some reason, the exerciser wanted to avoid working the calves (perhaps due to a sore Achilles tendon) then pushing through the heel during a squat is one way to accomplish this.

Should you push through heels on squat?

“When you go forward on your toes in a squat, it puts all your body weight on your knees and quads, which deters from glute function,” shares Cunningham. “This leads to imbalances and overdominance of quadriceps. Instead, press through your heels.

When performing a squat what must you do?

Everything you need to know about how to do squats

  1. Assume the squat stance. …
  2. Screw your feet into the floor. …
  3. Keep your chest up. …
  4. Initiate the movement. …
  5. Pause when you reach parallel. …
  6. When you stand, drive through your heels. …
  7. Finish strong.
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