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Squatting is still queen of training

Squatting is still queen of training

Pictured is Evelyn Stevenson who won a silver medal in the world powerlifting championships last year in the 70kg (154lb) category. Her squat was 117.5kg (258.5lb). Squatting works. Squatting and all its variants are still fundamentally the most important exercise anyone can do to improve their performance. One athlete recently asked me why I emphasize(…)

Hamstrings and Squatting

Hamstrings and Squatting

Recruiting the hamstring during a back squat has been demonstrated to minimize the anterior shear forces along the knee and the ACL. Essentially, the hamstring helps to hold the bones in place while the knee bends under the load. EMG studies by Wright et al 1999 demonstrated that hamstring recruitment during a 70% max squat(…)