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Spring-Summer 2018
mechanics when it it it comes to to squatting other issues that may arise could be be due to to to mobility stability or or strength To address this it it it is is is is best to to perform
a a a a a a a a Functional Movement Screen This screen will give a a a a a a a a a a professional a a a a a a a a a a solid starting point to address possible mobility mobility issues or imbalances Lack of of mobility mobility in in the ankles hips and spine can all be causes to to poor squat depth Limited core strength and and hip stability can also be be a a a a a a a a a a a a factor that must be be addressed immediately and and continued throughout the course of training Ignoring this while increasing squat load and and and repetitions can be detrimental and and and lead to to injury and/or lack of results Below are some mobility drills that that may be implemented to to address specific areas that that hinder squat ability:
ankle Mobility Mobility Drills: Ankle Ankle Mobilization - Banded Knee to Wall Ankle Ankle Mobility Mobility *SMR (foam)
Hips Mobility Drills: Spiderman Stretch Leg Swings *SMR-Gluteus Medius (lacrosse ball)
Back Mobility Drills: Thoracic Extension/Rota- tion tion Quadruped Rotations Bench T-Spin Extension Extension * Self-Myofascial Release (SMR)
There are numerous reasons as as to why squat quality may be lacking and the tips offered here here are are great starting points towards taking an an an intelligent and progressive step to to a a a a a a a a better squat So the the the the the next time you enter the the the the the gym leave the the the the the ego at at the the the the the the door and and tackle the the the the the the problem at at its roots by considering all of these factors and and and when imple- mented will help to to develop a a a a a a a safer deeper and and stronger squat n n n Chad Adamovich is Co-Owner of of P4P Muscle and Owner Owner of of IronScience – Where Science Science Meets an an Athlete’s Potential He has spent over half a a a a a a a a decade with his pursuit of education in Exercise Science and and Sports Nutrition In addition he he holds the credentials as a a a a a a a a Certified Strength and and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) Chad has an an an unparalleled passion for for the research science and application behind sports performance nutrition and and hypertrophy He has devoted the the majority of his life to helping athletes at at at the the youth collegiate and and pro level in in numerous sports His experience is is vast and and has included being a a a a a a a a Director Director for for Athletic Republic Director Director of Trainer Development for for a a a a a a a a multi-club franchise and and more To get additional free professional training advice follow follow P4P Muscle on on on on on Facebook Instagram and YouTube You You can also follow follow IronScience on on on on on Instagram @ironscience_pro

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