Teaching and Scaling Depth in the Air Squat

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The Air Squat. Arguably the single most important movement for young students and athletes to learn. Proper squatting is vital to both athletic performance and overall physical health. Teaching such a foundational movement should be simple right? Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. The problem we often encounter in many athletes is the inability to achieve proper depth. One of the 4 points of performance, it can be the most difficult for some to achieve without sacrificing the other 3. Rather than jeopardize foot placement, knee path, or maintenance of the lumbar curve, we instead scale and teach depth over time. Here, Coach Max takes us through a simple but effective way of scaling the air squat in order to accommodate newer athletes and those having trouble with depth.

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