Posts Tagged with "Front squat"
Getting Stronger is Corrective
“Oh, I forgot to tell you…my previous trainer said I have a winged scapula, my left hip is a bit internally rotated, and that my posture is bad.” This was less than five minutes into an initial assessment with a new client and it took everything I had to prevent my eyeballs from rolling… Read more
3 Reasons You Need More Front Squats In Your Life
Front squats are like kittens. You need more of them in your life. Now, before people reach for their pitch forks, or, I don’t know, call their local IPF director to blacklist me, let me be clear: this is not an attempt or diatribe to dissuade anyone from back squatting. I like back squats…. Read more
Making the Squat Look and Feel More Like a Squat
Squat technique is a daunting topic to write about. No matter what, despite logic, sound reasoning and the fact not everyone falls neatly into any one way of doing anything (especially as it relates to lifting weights), some people are going to get triggered and go batshit crazy. This post may rub some people (and… Read more
Why I Love These 2 Simple Cues to Clean Up the Front Squat
There was a time in my training career when I despised front squats. I hated them in fact. They never felt good. But when does any form of squatting feel “good?” I mean, that’s the last adjective I’d use to describe them. A back massage feels good. Hitting a walk-off home-run feels good. Hell,… Read more
The Most Underrated Exercise in Strength and Conditioning? It’s Not Deadlifts.
While I can’t say it’s always been the case (I’ve grown less dogmatic and immature as a coach the older I’ve gotten, I operate under the guise that every exercise has its time and place. Except for maybe this one. If she were juggling a pair of chainsaws while standing on the BOSU balls I… Read more
Exercises You Should Be Doing: 1-Arm Kettlebell Front Squat
I had the opportunity of being invited to a local CrossFit affiliate here in Boston yesterday to spend an hour or so taking their staff – as well as a handful of other trainers from local commercial gyms – through an informal staff in-service on assessment. I say “informal” because I wore jeans and a… Read more
Front Squat: Benefits and Technique
And we’re off! First things first: I’d like to thank everyone who chimed in to offer their support and words of encouragement with regards to the Premium Workout Group yesterday. To say I’m really excited for this opportunity would be an understatement, and I can’t wait to see the results people will get following my… Read more