The ability to successfully perform a deep squat represents so much of one’s movement quality. No matter what assessment tool a trainer uses to measure movement, I guarantee there will always be a squat assessment…so you know the movement is very significant.
How to Improve Your Squat
Why? Squatting, for all practical purposes, is a complex movement that requires stability of the trunk and mobility of the extremities through constantly changing tension and position. It is also the natural human resting position. Go ahead and squat right now…is it restful? How do you improve your squat? Do your toes, knees and hips remain in one line with your spine tall enough to be parallel to your shin? If this is not happening and the squat is rather uncomfortable for you then we have work to do. This video is a circuit to improve the squat but more importantly correct a lot of deficiencies this test just flagged red.
Posted by Result Cult on Tuesday, January 6, 2015
- MS Kinesiology from University of South Florida
- BS Exercise Science from University of Tampa
- StrongFirst SFG
- ACE Personal Trainer
- Functional Range Conditioning mobility specialist
- FMS Assessment Specialist
- NASM Corrective Specialist
Michelle Richards is the Co-Founder of the Result Cult, Personal Trainer at Harbour Island Athletic Club, a Crossfit Mobility Coach at Crossfit Tampa Bay, and creator of her blog: “The Movement Project.” Michelle has dedicated her life to the study of human movement. She provides professional help to those recovering from injuries and physical limitations. Her movement based philosophy also results in enhanced athletic performance and healthy sustainable weight loss goals. In her free time Michelle enjoys playing with her dog Brooke, competing in Crossfit, playing slow pitch softball and paddleboarding.