While there are many tips and tricks when it comes to the squat (just do a quick search and see for yourself), one of the main reoccurring themes is "creating tension".
Creating tension is a starting point, but I think we can take it a bit further and MAINTAIN tension throughout the duration of the movement. Some tips/cues for tension include spreading the floor, pulling the bar through your body, etc. How do you really gauge your level of tension and core stability when under load? While I am impartial here, I would say that it all starts at the foot or more specifically the big toe. So, how do you make sure you are maintaining tension in the big toe? A couple of rubber bands!
If you are doing these right and maintaining that tension throughout, you should break a sweat relatively quick (I was pouring swear after just 3 x 5).
Here are steps below:
Step 1 - Tie two rubber bands together
Step 2 - Place rubber band under the top of the big toe on both feet.
Step 3 - Squat and maintain tension on rubber band throughout.
We hope you enjoy this little hack and look forward to getting your feedback!
Have fun and Ditch Your Shoes!