The question came up recently of what the rate of descent should...
The question came up recently of what the rate of descent should be for a squat. Should it be fast with the body dropping into the hole or slow and controlled as you make your way down?
Priority is given to maintaining the (upright) angle of the trunk so the rate of descent should allow for the body to maintain this line of action. Move too fast and the bar might crush you. Move too slow and you’re eating up valuable gas.
To start learning the rhythm of the squat, try some tempo squatting to help with timing. From the top do a 3, 2, 1 controlled count to the bottom. Stop in the bottom only long enough to mark your position and then explode out of the hole back to the top.
By using tempo squatting, lifters will start to develop proper use and feel of the legs to help guide these movements.
And yes, Max Aita is a very strong man.
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