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Technique Tuesday: How Deep Should You Squat? Part 4

In the final installment of our How Deep Should You Squat? series of Technique Tuesday, I recruited fellow Cressey Sports Performance coach Miguel Aragoncillo to discuss his go-to assessments for evaluating an athlete’s ability to squat. Keep in mind, squatting

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Technique Tuesday: How Deep Should You Squat? Part 3

As we continue to delve into the question of “How Deep Should You Squat?”, this week we’ll discuss squat depth for powerlifters. Squat depth is simply defined in powerlifting, but getting deep enough isn’t always so easy. Here’s how to

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Technique Tuesday: How Deep Should You Squat? Part 2

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In part 1 of this multi-part series that answers the question, “How deep should you squat?” I discussed how your training goals will influence how deep you need to squat. This week’s Technique Tuesday dives further into the physical limitations that

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Technique Tuesday: How Deep Should You Squat? Part 1

In the first installment of a multi-part series, this week’s Technique Tuesday begins to answer the age old question, “How deep should you squat?” Sounds like a simple question, but the answer isn’t as simple as it seems. This week,

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3 Exercises to Help You Squat Deeper without a Single Mobility Drill

Squat depth (and therefore squat technique) can be a polarizing topic, which was made incredibly clear based on the response to my guest post for Tony Gentilcore on Monday. Every single day, I help powerlifters get stronger and improve their technique.

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Stack.com – Improve Your Squat Depth with 5 Easy Warm-Up Exercises

Squat depth is a funny thing. When people start lifting, they usually squat high. They don’t know how low they’re supposed to go, or they’re scared if they go too low, they won’t be able to stand back up. Then,

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To Box Squat or Not? Part 2 – The Cons

The other day, we concluded that box squats are awesome, although not interchangeable with regular squats. In part 1 of this three part series, we talked about all the good reasons to use box squats in a strength training program.

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