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How to Effectively Screen the Squat

In Squatby Michael Mash

How to Effectively Screen the Squat How do you know if your client is “safe” to squat? Whether you’re a physical therapist or a strength coach, it’s important to know ...

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My Three Laws of Squatting

In Squatby Michael Mash

Regardless of stance width, degree of toe out, trunk angle, or squat variation, three factors should ALWAYS be present in any squat. There are my requirements to load on day ...

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Hip Shift During Squats

In Rehab, Squatby Michael Mash

While the majority of people will be able to squat symmetrically when taught correctly, there will inevitably be some who do not. One issue that I've seen recently is shifting ...

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Top 5 Squat Mobility Drills

In Mobility, Squatby Michael Mash

People frequently say they are not "mobile" enough to squat to depth. As a result, they stop squatting and begin haphazardly and inefficiently focusing on mobility work. Here's the truth. ...

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How to Squat Without Knee Pain

In Rehab, Squatby Michael Mash

Knee pain during squats is a very common complaint of many lifters, leading many to stop this exercise all together. Fortunately, by optimizing form, many can overcome this barrier and ...

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Hip Pain While Squatting

In Squatby Michael Mash

The barbell squat is one of the most pivotal exercises to build mass amounts of strength, muscle, and improve function in daily life. However, if done improperly, it can lead ...