RTS Coaching: Floor Coming UP on Squats

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If you’ve followed my site for any extended period of time, you know that my thoughts on the squat have changed pretty drastically over the years.

As a powerlifter, my goal was to hoist as much weight as possible, by any means possible.

So low bar, wide stance, bent-over torso squattin’ was all fine and dandy if it meant a PR in the meet.

However, as I’ve educated myself more, and as I’ve worked with more and more athletes, I’d like to think that my viewpoints have evolved.

Nowadays, my biggest focus is on teaching my clients and athletes to perform a squat that actually looks like a squat:

Upright torso, angled tibia, and loading those quads up.

However, just because I want it to look like that, doesn’t mean it always happens!

As such, here’s a cue/visualization technique that I’ve been using with great success.

Next time you’re in the gym, give this technique a shot and let me know how it works for you!

All the best

MR

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