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1535: Should You Squat Below Parallel?

1535: Should You Squat Below Parallel?

Update: 2021-04-19
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In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin weigh in on the longstanding squat depth debate.

  • Why a greater range of motion, that you are connected to, is better for overall muscle growth. (1:50 )
  • Making the case when shorter ranges of motion or more beneficial. (8:10 )
  • The difference between being a personal trainer versus a coach. (10:36 )
  • Why national certifications are NOT the end all be all. (14:06 )
  • The problems training with limited ranges of motion. (16:50 )
  • Am I sacrificing muscle in pursuit of a greater range of motion? (18:22 )
  • If you don’t own it, you are going to hurt yourself. (21:23 )
  • Busting the myths surrounding shorter versus greater ranges of motion. Which builds more muscle? (24:21 )
  • The beauty of training in new ranges of motion once you OWN them. (33:00 )
  • How the overcompensation of other muscles ends up creating deviations in your posture, which creates chronic pain. (35:49 )
  • The stigma that resistance training will make you muscle-bound. (38:54 )
  • Steps to increase your functional range of motion. (39:50 )
  • Step 1: Train your brain first! (40:41 )
  • Step 2: Identify your limiting factors. (47:00 )
  • Step 3: Treat your new range of motion as a new exercise. (48:45 )

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1535: Should You Squat Below Parallel?

1535: Should You Squat Below Parallel?