Squat Articles

6 Reasons to Love Front Squats
6 Reasons to Love Front Squats

Let’s cut to the chase here: front squats are incredibly underrated. Though they often have more to offer than their back-loaded cousin, they’re not quite as popular, but I’m hoping this article can change that. Before we dive in, let me preface by saying a front...

Improve Your Balance and Performance: The Tripod Foot
Improve Your Balance and Performance: The Tripod Foot

When analyzing squat mechanics, a quick glance at one’s feet will tell me most of what I need to know. If the feet are pronated, supinated, or the toes are coming off the ground, I can typically expect to see a cascade of poopy events further up the kinetic chain....

Featured Exercise: Frankenstein Squat
Featured Exercise: Frankenstein Squat

The Frankenstein squat is a hidden gem of an exercise I wish more people knew about. I love this squat variation as it allows the body to find its own squat groove, with no room for compensatory movement patterns. The nature of this exercise ‘forces’ the lifter into...

3 Tips for a Better Squat
3 Tips for a Better Squat

Before we dive into this article, let me be the first to say that squatting is anything but easy. Not only is the exercise itself physically challenging, the technical execution can be daunting for those who are still learning the lift. One of my goals as a coach is...