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Video: Practice Proper Squatting Technique

Use these three tips to squat safely and effectively.

In this video, coach Nate Helming, who wrote the popular article “Better Squatting For Better Running” for Competitor.com, explains and demonstrates the basics of proper squatting technique for runners, providing three simple tips to keep in mind in order to perform the exercise safely and effectively.

RELATED: Better Squatting For Better Running

Learning to squat effectively teaches runners how to be better runners by addressing and improving basic athletic skills. Incorporate this exercise into your strength-training routine to build a solid foundation of strength, dial in posture and improve athletic coordination. Squatting will strengthen and stabilize the low back, hip, knees and ankles to help make you less susceptible to injury.

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Nate Helming coaches strength and mobility for national and international-level road cyclists, mountain bikers, triathletes and ultrarunners at San Francisco CrossFit, as well as elite-level amateur runners and triathletes outside the gym. You can follow him on Instagram and Twitter and check out more of his videos on the Helming Athletics YouTube channel