The squat is a classic benchmark of mobility. Add a weighted object and you've got a spot-on indicator of strength. Squatting is an everyday movement, as well as a classic gym staple. Here are 7 articles to help you improve your squat in any situation, whether it's weighted or unweighted.

 

One Thing You Can Use to Make Your Clients Squat Better (Jeff Barnett)

Does arm position matter when you're doing an unweighted squat? Turns out it makes a big difference in overweight clientele. Learn one small thing that can make you a better coach.

 

How To Do The Perfect Goblet Squat (Andrew Read)

The goblet squat is a great exercise for mobility, and also builds a foundation for other forms of squatting. Learn how to do it properly and what mistakes you are most likely to make.

 

Squat Therapy: 4 Drills That Will Improve Your Squat (Chet Morjaria)

Trying to improve your basic squat position? Trouble keeping your chest up or opening your hips? These four drills, which I call "squat therapy," can help you develop great squat form.

 

The "Welcome to Hell" Squat Routine: How to Come Back Fast After a Layoff (Nick Horton)

There are few things more daunting to fitness enthusiast than having to come back from a long break. Find out how I came back and added 35kg to my back squat in two weeks.

 

Stop Doing Kegels: Real Pelvic Floor Advice For Women (And Men) (Nicole Crawford)

You can never do too many Kegels, right? Wrong. Katy Bowman of the Restorative Exercise Institute discusses how to really strengthen your pelvic floor - during pregnancy and otherwise.

 

Deconstructing the Front Squat (Mindith Rahmat)

When it comes to elite strength and conditioning the mechanics of squatting are critical for the development low body strength and power.

 

Why Screening and Corrective Exercise Should Be the Basis of Every Exercise Program (Jeff Kuhland)

What is a "screen" and what is the goal of corrective exercise? Let's take a look at how to screen, what the goal is, and how we can examine and correct the basic squat movement.

 

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