Strength Fundamentals! The Squat
One of the most important training related projects you must develop for overall strength gains is mastering the squat.
With improved understanding of squatting form, everyone can squat more efficiently. Even if you think you’re not squatting well. After truly mastering squat form you may be able to squat much more efficiently and productively than you may initially think you can.
Do not give up on the squat because of initial difficulties! It is a multi joint exercise which involves much of your musculature, hence the stress on your body. however, it is key for strength and size gains. It also triggers testosterone production.
Do not be tempted to use a smith machine for squatting. Full muscle and strength development is gained through a free barbell squat. Using a smith machine for squats can lead to knee and other joint issues further down the line.