Should you squat ass to grass? Or stop at parallel? ? It’s a question that many of you have asked and we’ll provide our answer today. Many things need to be taken into account when determining squat depth. Most importantly, you need to determine your lower extremity mobility (specifically of the hips and ankles), your Read more about Parallel or Full Squat Depth for More Gluteal Activation?[…]
Squat & Deadlift Training equipment is being utilized more than ever by athletes looking to get the edge on better performance. Weight lifting shoes, Chuck Taylors, elastic bands, and chains have found their way into the free weight section with the squat & deadlift, but why? Do these items really help according to claims such Read more about Scientific Evidence-Based Training Equipment With The Squat & Deadlift[…]
Everyone has a slightly different bony anatomy. Whether it’s a longer femur, bent shin (tibial torsion), or a rotated hip socket (acetabular retroversion), your anatomy, in addition to your functional goals, should ultimately drive squat depth. So how deep or low should you squat? From an injury prevention and biomechanical perspective, there is only one thing that should matter – posterior pelvic tilt.
It seems as if the fitness industry not too long ago was engulfed in the newest and latest machine. However, the recent pendulum of this industry has been going back to the minimalist end of the spectrum giving attention to calisthenic exercises. This has lead to the popularity with exercises such as the Pistol squat AKA the single leg squat. This exercise however is a complex movement that is overall encompassing of strength, motor control, and range of motion (ESPECIALLY at the ankle). This series will break down WHY you are not able to pistol squat as well as HOW TO have the proper balance of strength, motor control, and mobility to perform this complex movement! Without the proper recipe, you may find yourself falling right on your butt time after time. […]