How to Squat: The Definitive Guide
by Greg Nuckols
Most people should squat. Do you want bigger legs? You’d be hard-pressed to find a better exercise than the squat. Do you want to become more athletic while decreasing your injury risk on the field or the court? Squats should probably be at the core of your training program.
And of course, do you want to get stronger? If so, there are few exercises that can build or test head-to-toe strength as well as the squat (I’d put deadlifts on the same level, with push press close behind).
Of course, I probably don’t need to tell you any of that. If you sought out or happened upon this guide, you probably already know that the squat is pretty awesome. You’re primarily interested in improving your squat, squatting heavier weights, or building a set of legs that would get a nod of affirmation from Tom Platz.
If so, you’re in luck.
Squats come in all shapes and sizes, and can be used for a variety of training goals. This guide is going to break down the movement in-depth, teach you how to optimize your squat technique, and teach you how to start maximizing your squat training.
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