Most of us want to be able to squat better.
We want better strength which we know comes from a mixture of muscular strength and technique.
For me, most squat technique flaws come from a lack of mobility in key areas. Lacking mobility ultimately costs us strength.
Even with years of training, I see so many of us bleeding strength and progress through a lack of mobility and I had to do something. I started with me.
You may have saw that I started a mobility challenge a month ago to see how much I could improve my overhead squat bottom position. Even with methods that time and time again have proven themselves effective with all sorts of people, I was a little worried that I had bitten off more than I could chew. With shin bones that twist my feet out relative to my knees, my ankles will never be close to ideal in mobility terms.
I put my fear of getting nowhere aside for a month and, surprise surprise, I got somewhere.
With some honest self-analysis of my biomechanical flaws and daily mobility work of 20-30 minutes, I have made my overhead squat better in a month than it has gotten through years of more conventional training.
You can see here that my spine is 10 degrees more upright, my shoulders are around 10 degrees further open relative to my spine, I squat far deeper and my ankles dorsiflex 3 degrees further. 3 may not sound like much but it makes a huge difference.
What would happen if you prioritised a weakness for a month and worked on improving it with methods that work?
If you would like to improve your squatting more in a month than you have in years and years of training, get in touch about my online squat/overhead squat mobility programme.
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