Your rotator cuff is made of 4 muscles (Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor and Subscapularis) that work to stabilise your shoulder joint. Your shoulder is a ball and socket joint made up of your arm bone (humerus) and the socket on your shoulder blade (scapular). It is the most mobile joint in the body which is why it's so important to ensure your rotator cuff muscles are strong to help prevent injury and dysfunction.
During a squat, it's important that your knees stay in line with your toes during the entire movement. You want to be cautious of your knees buckling inwards as this can potentially cause unnecessary stress on your knee joint, and also inhibits your hip movement and activation of your gluteal muscles.
What can you do if you experience this problem?
Macronutrients or ‘macros’ for short consist of protein, carbohydrates and fats. They are essential as they allow us to produce energy and live a healthy lifestyle. Each food that we eat consists of different amounts of macros. When trying to achieve fitness goals, the amount and the ratio of macros that you consume are a crucial factor that can help you achieve your goals more efficiently and effectively. When keeping a food diary, the amount of macros you consume can be more important than the amount of calories that you are eating.
Whether you are looking to gain muscle, lose fat or maintain your current body composition it is crucial that you monitor your daily food intake. You are what you eat after all!