If you want to know 4 proven ways to improve your squat, then you want to listen to this episode.

According to weightlifting purists, if you’re not squatting, you’re not doing it right.

Sure, you can get a decent set of wheels without squatting (there are plenty of other exercises you can do to train your quads, hamstrings, glutes, and calves), but the reason the squat reigns supreme is it’s freaking hard.

The squat requires just about every major muscle group in your body to work in concert to generate a tremendous amount of force, as well as near picture-perfect form if you’re going to ever put up impressive numbers.

You can cheat your way through the bench press and even the deadlift and eventually move heavy loads, but not the squat.

If you don’t have the whole-body strength and technique, there’s no way to wiggle or jigger the weight up. You just get stuck.

A good squat is worth a lot more than bragging rights, though.

It’s also one of the single best exercises for developing every major muscle group in your body, from nosehole to butthole, snout to tail.

If you do it correctly, that is.

Let’s get to it.

References

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14636100

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20182386

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23604798

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12173958

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22797000

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23254544

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23442291

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19910816

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25630691

http://www.researchgate.net/publication/232159224_Unilateral_Support_Resistance_Training_Incorporating_the_Hip_and_Knee

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26200193

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25254898

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12436270

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22201687

http://journals.lww.com/nsca-scj/Abstract/1990/10000/BRIDGING_THE_GAP_RESEARCH__The_effects_of_knee.3.aspx

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2709981

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1533266

http://www.backfitpro.com/pdf/weight_belts.pdf

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22076083

http://journals.lww.com/nsca-scj/Abstract/2012/10000/Maximizing_Strength_Training_Performance_Using.10.aspx

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16177617

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17194227  

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16287371

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21993022

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21881531

Oh and if you like this episode want to be be notified when new episodes go live, then head on over to iTunes, Stitcher, YouTubeSoundcloudSpotify, iHeartRadio, or Google Play and subscribe.

Lastly, if you want to support the show, please drop a quick review of it over on iTunes. It really helps!

What did you think of this episode? Have anything else to share? Let me know in the comments below!

Readers' Ratings

No Ratings

Your Rating?