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5 Ways to Upgrade Your Skater Squats

Today’s guest post by San Diego based personal trainer, Scott Hansen, is quite fortuitous. I’m in a bit of a writing funk and this, for better or worse (likely the latter), allowed me to lean into my procrastinating ways. Thanks Scott!…;o) I posted my own version of Skater Squats yesterday on IG HERE. Pretty badass,… Read more

4 Maybe New to You Goblet Squat Variations

Alas, I will never be a fitness influencer. First of all, the mere thought of even calling myself something like that invokes an immediate gag reflex. But more to the point I am not nearly creative enough to fall into that camp. I mean, a true fitness influencer would have used any of the following… Read more

Will Squatting Make You Tight?

Short Answer = No. Long(er) Answer = Read more below. Will Squatting Make You Tight? I can’t believe we still have to have this “debate” in 2020. While it’s not nearly as prevalent of a thought process as a decade or two ago, there are still people out there under the impression that lifting appreciable… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Goblet Split Squat with Coil

It’s been a minute since I’ve shared an Exercise You Should Be Doing. Anyone who’s familiar with this series or has kept tabs on the types of exercises/movements I gravitate towards will dig this one. Which is to say: It’s not flashy, it’s not sexy, and it doesn’t take a PhD to set up or… Read more

Workshop Announcement: De-Constructing the Deadlift and Squat

If there’s one thing I’m known for it’s my affinity for Lord of the Rings, cheese, cute kitty pictures, and killer groutfits, But outside of those, if there’s one thing I’m known for it’s my man-crush on anything & everything related to the deadlift. I’m partnering with Brad Cox of ACUMobility to put on all-encompassing… Read more

Safety Squat Yoke Bar: Training Application

This is a Tony Gentilcore & Matthew Ibrahim collaborative post. Or, as I like to call it: A Gentilhim (or Ibracore?) production. The Safety Squat Yoke Bar (also referred to as “SSB”) is a popular speciality bar that’s most often affiliated with collegiate strength & conditioning facilities, powerlifting gyms, or gyms that are a bit… Read more

Complete Squat Warm Up

Last week I shared an article from strength & conditioning coach, Matthew Ibrahim, appropriately titled Complete Bench Press Warm Up. You can check it out HERE. Today Matthew is back covering the squat. Complete Squat Warm-Up One of the top priorities to focus on when warming up prior to performing your squat in training is… Read more

Individualizing Your Squat Stance

I’ve often championed the notion that there’s “no such thing as textbook technique.” How we’re taught to execute certain exercises in a textbook often won’t translate to the real world because, well, we don’t live in textbooks. This is a theme that’s hit on several times in The Complete Trainers’ Toolbox. Sam Spinelli, one of… Read more