Top 5 Blog Articles of 2017

Can you believe it’s already 2018? 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 2017. 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 2017.

#5 How to Improve Ankle Mobility


Limited ankle mobility seems to be one of the most common restrictions in ALL athletes. In this blog article, we break down some of our favorite ways to improve your ankle mobility!

#4 Is Your Squat ‘Quad Dominant’ or ‘Hip Dominant?’

Quad Dom Vs Hip Dom

In this article I answer the question, “do front squats train your quads more than back squats?” This is one of the least understood topics in the entire fitness world. This blog is filled with practical content and a ton of linked research for my exercise science nerds.

#3 How to Perfect the Low Bar Back Squat


If you want to maximize your potential and find out how strong you can really become, you MUST focus on technique. In this article, we break down the most important aspects of the low-bar back squat!

#2 Can the Knees Go Over the Toes?


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.

#1 Are You Wearing the Right Shoes for Squatting?

Shoe Cover Photo

This was the most viewed blog article in 2017! Everyone wants to know…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.

Thank you again for your support in 2017! See you in 2018!

Until then,

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


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Dr. Kevin Sonthana, PT, DPT, CSCS

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Dr. Aaron Horschig

Doctor of Physical Therapy, CSCS, USAW coach and athlete.

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