Chalk Talk – Episode 49 – The “Squat” – What, Why & How?
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“The Squat” is probably one of the most talk about movements in strength and conditioning.
Some people immediately jump to thinking about the barbell back squat, but we break down all the variations and progressions that the squat has for your high school athletes!
- The Squat – What it is and why are you doing it? (1:45)
- A movement not just a heavy barbell back squat (3:30)
- Teaching The Squat – Starting with body weight (5:00)
- No such thing as a perfect squat (7:23)
- Starting with the feet (9:00)
- Ankle mobility (11:20) Knees can track over toes (13:20)
- TIP ALERT: Tear the paper (17:06)
- Problems are not exclusive to students just learning, issues will come back up. Help and correct. (19:05)
- Finally getting to depth – full range of motion and strength (24:25)
- Use variations of the squat (27:56)
- Building weight and starting to develop more skills (33:02)
- Air, goblet, back to front (37:50)
- Torso incline – hinging in the movement (40:27)
- There will always be faults – its not perfect! (44:26)
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