If you’ve always struggled with squatting (teaching it to your athletes or performing it yourself) and no matter what you tried just couldn’t seem to figure it out, I have some great news…
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Eric Cressey, shows you exactly what you need to do to address your squatting woes.
This seven minute video reveals 7 exercises that you can do before your squat workout that are going to instantly make a massive
difference in your technique and depth.
Here's a quick list of what Eric shares in the video:
1. Lying Knee To Knee Pull Ins
2. Split Stance Kneeling Adductor Mobs
3. Wall Hip Flexor Mobs
4. Wall Ankle Mobs
5. Squat to Stand
6. Squat to Stand w/diagonal reach
7. Walking spiderman w/hip lift and overhead reach
Watch this sweet video to fix your squat:
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There’s an argument to be made that strength training is more important to getting faster than speed work itself. And, depending on my mood, I might agree.
That’s why I have to take a deep breath each day we go into the weight room. Because that segment of practice is probably the most exhausting part of my day. If athletes are not performing core lifts (like the squat) correctly, they are both setting themselves up for an injury, but also not getting anything out of this fundamental part of our training. Because I’m anal about technique (we even skip a very specific way during our warm ups) I demand perfection in the weight room. And that starts with me.
I know that I’d rather do speed stuff than weight room stuff. But I’ve got to continue to get better teaching the lifts and their variations. I’ve followed Eric for some time now and this program is excellent.
If you’re serious about improving your athletes’ speed, you should check this out:
couldnt get the video to play..but i dont enjoy receiving your news letters,, thank you, senior masters track and field, rob duncan
Rob – The video is an extremely large file so please allow a few minutes for the video to download and it will play.
I too am having problems with this video. I did wait more than 10 mins. If it that large make a part I and part II.
Video did not play
I waited 15 min. and still could not view this 🙁
Wow! Noticed a difference right away specially my hip flexors. I was also able to comfortably drop my hips below my knees.
Great post, thanks for the great info- it was super helpful.
I’m a big fan of mobilisation prior to squat and other complex lifts. Just this week I saw great improvement in an athlete struggling with squat and deadlift technique. After some ankle, hip and thoracic spine mobilisation he was picture perfect. Don’t underestimate how quickly you will see improvement by perofrming Eric’s series (along with others that are more specific to the athlete’s restrictions). Thanks again Latif!
Excellent spinal positioning… Well done..!!!
Just getting back into training after knee cartilage removal. Looking forward to trying out the new warm up routine and hopefully seeing some improvement in next squat session.
This is great stuff. I can’t wait to use it with our athletes
Eric, Great stuff. Unrelated question but I’m looking for a rack/cage. I see that eye candy in the video and gotta ask … are they EliteFTS racks? If not, pray do tell. Thnx. PS- Thanks also to you Latif and Patrick for all the stuff you guys share (often for free!).
Great tips. A physical therapist once told me that for every year after the age of
40, you should add a minute to your warm up. Regardless of age, the more you do to prepare,the better success you stand to gain.