Posts Tagged ‘squatting’
Filed under: corrective exercise, strength training
Diagonal Squatting…what’s the deal?
by Carson Boddicker on Dec 2nd, 2009
Early last summer, a friend and I were at the gym doing some reasonably heavy front squats. My friend would get to just about parallel with the ground and then he'd begin to shift diagonally to his left as he finished the eccentric portion of his lift. I had seen it several times before, but hadn't figured it out in its entirety. As my friend continued to squat diagonally, I began to ponder the movement. Is it bad to be squatting diagon...
Filed under: coaching, injuries
Modify on the Fly
by Carson Boddicker on Mar 30th, 2009
I hate missing reps, I hate not completing work outs, and I can't stand missing them completely. While that's fine and dandy, there are times when it is absolutely necessary to modify training sessions for a given day. Today I am going to give you a bit of insight on when I feel like modifications to the training plan are acceptable. 1.) In the event of a serious illness. If you're in bed with a fever and GI issues, it would behoove you to...
Filed under: strength training
by Carson Boddicker on Mar 9th, 2009
As a continuation of this morning's post, I thought I'd get into how I like to teach the squat when an athlete is ready to handle the load of a barbell. I use a series of cues espoused by Dr. Stuart McGill with an additional cue. 1. Grab the floor with your feet. 2. Initiate the movement by pushing your hips back. 3. Externally rotate and abduct the legs ("spread the floor") 4. Activate the lats to assist in stiffening the core. If ...