Troubleshooting split squat compensations with two cases Split squats are one of the hardest exercises to coach. There are a lot of potential movement compensations that will limit you or your client’s ability to get the most out of this versatile move. Is there an easy way to navigate these issues with these split squats? Can I make coaching this move easier? I think so. In today’s video, you’ll see me navigate two different clients who were having difficulty performing a split squat during my seminar, Human Matrix. If you have someone who: – Can’t descend well in the split squat– Can’t keep the front heel on the ground– Feel too much quad in the back leg– Can’t keep a good torso position during the split squat Then you’ll definitely want to check this out!Read More
How do infrasternal angles pelvis mechanics, and the scapulae relate to hardstyle kettlebell training? We talk about it in this podcast I did with Iron Revival. Check it out below:Read More
If you have a butt wink, collapse your knees and more, you definitely want to read this! The squat is an excellent exercise for both enhancing lower body range of motion and strength, but it’s not so great if you have a bunch of wild compensations doing it. What are some of the common compensatory activities that we see in the squat, which ones are “bad,” and most importantly, what shall we do about it? You’ll get your answer in Movement Debrief Episode 159!Read More
Many of the moves we use to improve range of motion are a little weird. What if I have a client who wants to lift them heavy-ass weights? They want to feel like they did something. How can we bridge this gap? Watch this video to learn how. Applying the movement model to fitness Don’t underestimate the power of some of these simple breathing moves. When coached well, your clients will shake and get absolutely cooked. It’s a beautiful sight. Often, the key differentiator between feeling nothing and feeling a whole lot with some of the simple breathing moves is the stack. Make sure you have the stack. But remember folks, these moves are not something we just throw into the program willy nilly. These moves are merely regressions of the common moves that we perform in the gym. The Lewitt position is a regression of your midrange depth of the squat. If we understand the different positions we need to utilize to improve various ranges of motion, we can pick common gym moves to get range of motion changes. For example, if someone has a loss of external rotation, we might choose a 2 kettlebell front squat: If I need internal rotation in the arms and legs, pushups could be MONEY: Need to rotate like a boss? Well fam, a 1 arm press could change da game!Read More
Hack squats can be a great choice for lower body gains and to increase your upper-body mobility.
Learn how to program these effectively by checking out this postRead More
How would you like to get bigger hammies, better leg mobility, and crush your lower body? Then the prone hamstring curl could be a money move for you. Peep this article to learn more about it.Read More
The split squat is incredibly versatile, but how can I most effectively use it to drive the range of motions I need. Or why in the heck is my person compensating in that way when they do the split squat?
We will answer that with this post, as the split squat can vary its rotational qualities depending on factors such as depth, arm positioning, and more!
If you are ready to absolutely crush all things split squat, then check out Movement Debrief Episode 152 below to find out!Read More
If you golf or look at olympic lifting, you’ll want to peep this podcastRead More
Chops and lifts are great exercises, but do you ever ask why they are so great?Read More
Prepare to have all preconceived notions about core training blown out the water.Read More
What has changed in my treatment model? If you aren’t getting better, you are getting worse, so how has your thought process and model changed? I was asked this question recently, and I think over the last several years many things have changed. There has been a bigger focus towards: The basics Sleep Building power And more! What changes have been made? Check out Movement Debrief Episode 147 below to learn more!Read More
If rotational athletes and their compensatory strategies confuse you, peep this post!Read More