Performing a proper Squat
By on Wed, Sep 3, 2014 11:13am

Does thrusting my hip forward when performing a squat increase glute recruitment?

No! In fact, thrusting the hips forward is a good way to injure your back.

Thrusting the hips forward when performing a squat places enormous stress on the spine and does not increase glute activation.

From the bottom position of a squat, drive through your heels to the top position and this will increase flute activation without stressing the spine.