The Need for Specific, Simple, and Complete Squat Assessment

Chet Morjaria

Contributor - Strength Training, Strongman, and Olympic Weightlifting

Strength Training, Strongman, Powerlifting, Olympic Weightlifting


The squat is an essential movement pattern. It has biomechanical and neuromuscular similarities to a wide range of athletic movements. Therefore, it is included as an fundamental movement in many training programs designed to enhance athletic performance. The squat pattern is not limited to athletic populations either. Squatting has specificity to many everyday tasks.


SETS Squat Assessment and Correction Course

Learn how to create permanent positive change by putting integrity back into the movement.



However, over the years, many athletes lose the ability to perform it with integrity. Given both the frequency and importance of the squat within the training of those you coach, it's important for you to be able to identify and address deviations before progressively adding load, speed, and volume.


The Need for Squat Assessment That Works

Most methods of squat assessment are:


  • Not specific enough to identify particular areas of improvement in the squat.
  • Not simple and quick enough to implement in a real class or PT session.
  • Not complete enough to cover the range of issues in the squat.


We see a gap for a specific, simple, and complete step-by-step system for assessing and correcting the squat. This is why we put together this one-day squat module, aimed at coaches, PTs, and healthcare professionals. If you want to learn how to improve performance of the squat pattern using self-regulating systems and techniques then this is for you. This day will be packed with performance based practical take-homes that you can use right away with your clients to:


  • Achieve optimal muscular development
  • Reduce the chances of injury
  • Maximise training time and performance


Learn a Simple, Universal, Step-By-Step Squat Assessment

You will learn:


  • How to assess the squat using a simple, universal, step-by-step system.
  • How to analyse a squat - the 5 most common squat faults, along with likely causes.
  • The relationship between mobility, stability, and motor control, and how to improve each.
  • A from-the-ground 5 minute mobility assessment, with performance-based corrections for each of these areas.
  • Simple checks to find out if the issues are motor-control based, with a toolkit of drills to improve the squat pattern.
  • Why every deficient or dysfunctional squat is also a brain problem.
  • How and when to use squat progressions and regressions.
  • Unusual variations of the goblet squat to tailor your squat drills to the individual.
  • How to individualise squat corrections and programs within a group coaching setting.
  • How to put it all together and create permanent positive change through good squat habits.


...and lots more.


Book Your Place Now

This squat module is part of a series of one-day Strength Education modules to complement the L1, L2, and L3 course structure. The Lead Presenter is Chet Morjaria, founder and head coach of Strength Education. Chet is a respected coach, educator, speaker, and author having written for several publications including Breaking Muscle, where he also holds the post of Director of Content across the USA, the UK, and Australia. Chet also provides programming for a wide range of athletes and and consultation services to several other organisations helping them to deliver bespoke training and education plans to their clients.


This one-day squat module is on Sunday, July 31st at T2, Manchester. Limited places available. Book your place now.


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