An Excerpt from “Deadlift Dynamite” by Andy Bolton and Pavel Tsatsouline. Rif chuckles that with weak abs, you will “fold like a melted cheese sandwich under a heavy squat or deadlift.” Even if you do not end up in a hospital, you will lose your leverage and strength. A Soviet study determined that a lifter willContinue reading Will Training Your Abs Increase Your Barbell Lifts?
In our constant pursuit of athletic excellence, we have always been on the lookout for ways to optimize training and recovery. When it comes to performance, we have learned how to take a healthy athlete and make them even bigger, stronger and faster. We manipulate reps and sets across multiple training sessions like a FieldsContinue reading Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training: Everything You Need TO Know
Every athlete who spends time in the weight room eventually deals with pain/injury that leaves them frustrated and unable to reach their highest potential. Every athlete ought to have the ability to take the first steps at addressing these minor injuries. They shouldn’t have to wait weeks for a doctor’s appointment, only to be prescribedContinue reading ‘Rebuilding Milo’
Location: River North CrossFit (330 W Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60654 US) What To Expect Day 1: Movement Mastery Who Can Attend: This course is for those seeking a blueprint for fixing movement errors due to poor mobility or stability that hinder perfect technique. It is designed for the general public and for any healthContinue reading SquatU Seminar Chicago June 2020!
I have a huge announcement! My wife and I have decided to make a move from Kansas City to our hometown of St. Louis! My 7+ years working at Boost Physical Therapy & Sports Performance have been truly amazing and I am excited to take this next step in my career! I have recently acceptedContinue reading Squat University is Moving to St. Louis!
One of the most common questions I receive in reference to the shoulder is, “Do I need more internal rotation?” The answer is, “It depends.” More mobility isn’t always a good thing, especially when it comes to overhead athletes who often have excess motion at this joint. On top of that, we can’t assume someoneContinue reading Do You Need More Internal Rotation?
Hey everyone, my friends at the Shrugged Collective (Barbell Shrugged) are releasing their newest training program this week called the One Ton Challenge. I love the idea and wanted to share it with you. The idea is simple… It’s all about getting as STRONG AS POSSIBLE. The goal is to train specifically to improve yourContinue reading The One Ton Challenge!
How does someone develop Achilles tendon pain? To answer this question, we first have to discuss a little anatomy. A tendon is a very thick fibrous band of tissue that connects muscle to bone. The Achilles tendon connects the two calf muscles (larger gastrocnemius and smaller soleus) to the back of your heel (calcaneus bone).Continue reading How We Develop Achilles Tendon Pain
What To Expect Day 1: Movement Mastery Who Can Attend: This course is for those seeking a blueprint for fixing movement errors due to poor mobility or stability that hinder perfect technique. It is designed for the general public and for any health & fitness professional looking to expand their knowledge on movement screening andContinue reading Squat University Seminar (Toronto Ontario)
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 viewedContinue reading Top 5 Blog Articles of 2017