We use a squat based movement pattern in near enough every session. Their inclusion in some form in every warm up we perform highlights how functional and fundamental to effective training the squat movement is. When we squat we see flexion at the hip, knee and ankle. This movement is performed in all of theContinue reading “Quick Tips to Assess Your Squat”
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The Deep Squat- Are They Bad For Your Knees?
I like questions to be answered by science. Not that I think that research always defines fact but more because it gives you a trend of evidence to base how you train in the gym. One of the questions that constantly appear in the realms of strength and conditioning is squat depth. The classic squatContinue reading “The Deep Squat- Are They Bad For Your Knees?”
As a follow on to traditional forms of weight training I quite like jump squats. Not to be confused with plyometric bounding the jump squat is a maximal jump under minimal load or just bodyweight. Why do I think they are useful? Well to get full muscle recrutiment you need to either (i) move maximallyContinue reading “Jump Squats…”
Squats Continued… Box Squats
A further point of discussion is the merits of box squatting. Box squatting is as simple as it sounds, squat, sit down, stand up. However, the position and distribution of the loading is important as is your back position when seated. With spinal pressures increased in a seated position I am not one who recommendsContinue reading “Squats Continued… Box Squats”