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Sticking Points- Stuck at the bottom?

If you want to squat to full depth, and you’ve been having trouble getting yourself moving out of that “hole” at the bottom of the squat, this is the video for you.  Master this one simple trick for a stronger deep squat.

Squatting past 90* at the knees, and to full depth is always my preference.  It allows you to build more overall power, preserves or improves mobility, and there’s less torque on your knees than when changing directions at 90*.  If you want to perform the Olympic lifts, you’ll also need the necessary mobility for deep squatting.  Plus, when you train your full range of motion, you’ll be able to access strength from any position when you need it in the real world.

 

5 Ways to Get Better with Age

If you’ve spent any significant amount of time in the gym, chances are you’ve heard those guys in the locker room talk about how strong they were “back in the day”.  Or, you’ve listened to that girl tell you about how fit and smoking hot her body “used to be”.  Why is it that in a gym full of people, who are currently working hard, no one is in the best shape of their lives? Read More

Squat. More.

No matter who you are, chances are you should be squatting.  If you already squat, there’s a good chance you should be squatting more.  This classic, multi-joint exercise is as versatile and effective as any other move your gym has to offer.  Athletes, weight loss exercisers, women, and anyone who sets foot in the gym (with the exception of a few, with certain serious injuries) should all squat.  Here are just a few of the biggest reasons: Read More