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Troubleshoot Your Squat (Video)

October 13, 2022 by

Characteristics of the Movement’s Breakdown:

• Early Hip Rise & Push-Back

Failure to Maintain Hip Flexion Out of the Hole

• Increased Torso Angle (relative to eccentric phase)

• Knees Push Back (failure to maintain knees over toes)


• Pressure Shifts to the Back / Erectors

• Loss of Brace (shear loading is too high)

• Valgus Knees (knees coming together)


• Poor Expression of Maximal Strength

• Stronger Brace Needed at Submaximal Loads

• Low Ratio of Front Squat to Deadlift

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