Got a new app on my phone that will let me track squats, and provide daily exercise regimens to get me up to however many in one workout.
What is the proper form for squatting using body weight only? I've had ankle issues, and don't want to do this incorrectly and screw something up.
The best book on technique has been written by a man named Mark Rippetoe. It is named "Starting Strength". http://www.crossfit.com/cf-info/excercise.html this link will tkae you to a site filled with videos by Rippetoe and several other Crossfit instructors.
\At the top of the page you will see a menu in bold blue letters of videos to choose from. Go to the power lifts video and start playing the squat instruction videos by Rippetoe. I hope this helps, it has improved my workouts greatly. Not to mention I don't worry near as much about getting hurt...
Thank you, Michael.
I'll second this.
The book goes into great depth with the basics; squats, deadlifts.
Almost TOO much detail, actually, but it is great to really get into the mechanics of what is going on.
Doing bodyweight squats only? I would imagine that would engender doing a high volume of them. I don't know if that would be any better for your ankles.
Carl, True it would not do to do 50 body weight squats at a time but you gotta get started somewere. Sets of ten for a few weeks then on from there.
When i do squats i am doing 5 x 5s up to a work set so starting middle weight is still cool. I have early 50's in my rearview mirror and still do squats 3 times a week.