The Top 5 Articles of 2016

Can you believe it’s already 2017? This past year flew by! I wanted to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU for following and connecting with SquatU. It’s truly an honor to see the response we’ve received from the content shared over the past year.

Today, I want to share with you the most viewed articles of 2016. If you are new to the site, you may have missed a few of these. If this is you, don’t worry. Here are the top five most viewed articles of 2016.

#5: The Real Science of The Squat

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In this article, we broke down the mechanics of the three most popular squat techniques (low bar, high bar, and front squat). Using simple mathematics, we then explained the differences in torque generation between each lift and what this means for your training.

#4: Are You Wearing the Right Shoes For Squatting

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This is one of the most common questions I receive when it comes to squat accessories. Should you wear weightlifting shoes? Is it okay to squat in chucks? We dove into why each shoe (or lack there of) is used in weight training, to help you make the best choice.

#3: When Can My Child Start Lifting Weights?


We’ve all heard the line: “lifting weights at a young age will stunt your growth or fracture your growth plates.” Not true. If you’ve ever questioned this idea, this article is for you.

#2: Debunking Squat Myths: Are Deep Squats Bad for the Knees?


This is one of the most common myths in the field of strength & conditioning today. In this article, we discussed why many started to believe this fairytale in the first place. We then give you the science of what is really happening when you squat ass-to-grass!

#1: Can the Knees Go Over the Toes? (Debunking Squat Myths)


This was the most viewed article of 2016! Every time I speak at a conference, one of the first questions I ask the audience is, “Who believes the knees should NEVER go past the toes in a squat?” Instantly everyone’s hands rise in unison. I politely answer back, “You’re ALL WRONG.” Find out why in this article.

Thank you again for your support in 2016! See you in 2017!

Until then,

Dr. Aaron Horschig, PT, DPT, CSCS, USAW


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Dr. Kevin Sonthana, PT, DPT, CSCS


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