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My Three Laws of Squatting

In Squat by 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, Squat by 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 Rehab, Squat by 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, Squat by 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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Load the Squat to Increase Mobility

In Squat by Michael Mash

We’ve all heard it: “Don’t add strength to dysfunction.” While this is a very important concept, it can be taken too far. Do we REALLY need to wait until someone …

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Hip Pain While Squatting

In Squat by 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 …