Can The Knees Go Over The Toes? (Debunking Squat Myths)

Just last week, I was guest lecturing to a class of physical therapy students at the University of Missouri. I asked a simple question, “How many people here think we should never have our knees go past the toes while squatting? Following my inquiry, every single student held their hand raised. The next thing I said was, “You’re all wrong.”Continue reading Can The Knees Go Over The Toes? (Debunking Squat Myths)

Debunking Squat Myths: Are Deep Squats Bad For The Knees?

The squat is a staple exercise in almost every resistance-training program. Today athletes of all ages and skill levels use the barbell squat to gain strength and power. However, a good amount of controversy still exists on its safety. There are many opinions when it comes to optimal squat depth. Some experts claim squatting asContinue reading Debunking Squat Myths: Are Deep Squats Bad For The Knees?