Aug 272014
 

The Juggernaut Squatapalooza continues with this article from Chad Smith on accessory lifts!
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As the Juggernaut Squatapalooza rolls on, check out the first five parts of this series if you’re just tuning in:

Part 1: Setting up for a Huge Squat
Part 2: Dont Get Stapled – How to Make it Through Your Sticking Point
Part 3: 10 Steps to Great Squatting Technique
Part 4: Squatting Specifics – What Technique is Best for Your Sport?
Part 5: Squatting to Build the Wheels – How Bodybuilders Should Train the Squat

Now lets just get this out of the way up front, the most important things you can do for your squat are squat and squat variations.

The purpose of accessory movements is to complement the primary movement – to build up your unique weak points – so what may be the best accessory work for me may not be the best accessory work for you. You need to critically and honestly evaluate your weak points to decide what areas need extra attention to improve your squatting.

Here are some of my favorite non-squatting movements to build mine and my athletes’ squats:

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