How to Squat - The Definitive Guide

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mirrim52
mirrim52 Posts: 763 Member
I saw this posted in the Fitness subreddit, and it looked interesting :)
http://strengtheory.com/how-to-squat/

I skipped all the biomechanics parts, because I have read SS, and skimmed some other parts, but it seems like a good read. I especially liked the part about getting past your sticking point, and how to brace properly. Also some interesting points about bar path in lower-weight squats.

Anyhow, a decent read and has some good troubleshooting.

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  • Sumiblue
    Sumiblue Posts: 1,597 Member
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    Wow, a lot to read! Thanks for posting it.
  • canadianlbs
    canadianlbs Posts: 5,199 Member
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    whoa, and i thought ss was dense. i'm chewing my way slowly through it though, and it seems really worth the time.
  • ninenines
    ninenines Posts: 197 Member
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    Yeah, it's going to take me a while to work through that, but amazing information.
  • canadianlbs
    canadianlbs Posts: 5,199 Member
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    followed one of the links he provided to a piece by cressey on planks actually being great accessory drills for hip mobility. instristing.
  • 5minty
    5minty Posts: 85 Member
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    I needed this, thanks for sharing :)
  • Isca_1
    Isca_1 Posts: 124 Member
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    Awesome, thanks for sharing.
  • canadianlbs
    canadianlbs Posts: 5,199 Member
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    i like how reasonable he is about the different options. not just high versus low and foot position, but the more meaty things too. like sitting 'back' versus sitting 'down' with the hips.

    not to hijack the thread's intention, but i just found and watched this mark bell session with max aita, and i don't think i've found anything that's made squatting as simple as this.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrwiddA_8CQ
  • Isca_1
    Isca_1 Posts: 124 Member
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    Thanks for sharing. Informative.