Powerlifting


The full-depth squat is an excellent exercise, but not everyone can and should be going ATG. If you haven’t already read The Deep Squat Manifesto, I would highly recommend reading that article first as it will provide the background for this article. If you’re blessed with exceptional mobility and squatting ATG comes with ease than this article isn’t for you…for the rest of us continue on. What makes a deep squat? Before we dive into potential ways to improve squat depth it’s important to […]

Fix Butt Wink and Squat Deeper


In recent years there’s been a move back towards the fundamental barbell lifts — especially the squat. Overall this is positive, although with it has come an epidemic of gym bros squatting weights way heavier than they can handle, utilizing a range of motion that’s often the butt of a joke or internet meme. Interestingly though, it seems as though the pendulum has swung now in the other direction such that the emphasis on squatting is about going ATG (ass […]

The Deep Squat Manifesto



*originally published on LeanItUp.com The timing of this article is fitting, given the epidemic sweeping gyms across the world — people squatting too high. By powerlifting standards, a squat is performed to just below parallel, where the hip joint is lower than the knee joint. At the bottom of the squat, if you were to put a marble on your thigh, it should roll down towards your hip — not your knee. Whereas a true full-depth squat utilizes the fullest range of […]

How Deep Should You Squat?