What then… makes a great squat?!
The first pillar is mobility. Specifically mobility in your hips and ankles.
Maybe now your squats struggle to break parallel, or tight hips and under activated glutes are causing lower back pain when (or after) squatting?!
Incorporating mobility into your squat training is going to allow you sit nice and deep into your squat, fully activate your muscles and provide better range of motion in and out the gym.,
And best of all you’ll have non of that half squatting barely breaking parallel nonsense.
But thats only part of the story - a lot of people squatting is just up and down.
How wrong they are.
There is so much more to a squat than just loading the bar, heading down and then back up.
Squatting like this is a fast track to an injury. When was the last time you really thought about the movement as you were doing it?
Tempo, balance, bracing, set up and many other things come into performing a safe squat.
Thats not only for max lifts, to get the most out of your training you want to think about these for every lift, right from the warm up.
Lastly lets talk about strength & power.
Too much work in your sessions and you’re toast for the next session, too little and you don’t see progress.
Over my 17+ years of lifting, I’ve come to find the perfect balance for this to allow for maximum gains while letting your recover and not struggle to sit on the toilet for 6 weeks straight.
Now I want to invite you to step up and smash your next squat PB with me and The Lifting Zone crew: