1535: Should You Squat Below Parallel?

Apr 19, 2021
1535: Should You Squat Below Parallel?

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin weigh in on the longstanding squat depth debate.

  • Why a greater range of motion, that you are connected to, is better for overall muscle growth. (1:50)
  • Making the case when shorter ranges of motion or more beneficial. (8:10)
  • The difference between being a personal trainer versus a coach. (10:36)
  • Why national certifications are NOT the end all be all. (14:06)
  • The problems training with limited ranges of motion. (16:50)
  • Am I sacrificing muscle in pursuit of a greater range of motion? (18:22)
  • If you don’t own it, you are going to hurt yourself. (21:23)
  • Busting the myths surrounding shorter versus greater ranges of motion. Which builds more muscle? (24:21)
  • The beauty of training in new ranges of motion once you OWN them. (33:00)
  • How the overcompensation of other muscles ends up creating deviations in your posture, which creates chronic pain. (35:49)
  • The stigma that resistance training will make you muscle-bound. (38:54)
  • Steps to increase your functional range of motion. (39:50)
  • Step 1: Train your brain first! (40:41)
  • Step 2: Identify your limiting factors. (47:00)
  • Step 3: Treat your new range of motion as a new exercise. (48:45)

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