You want to increase your squat don’t you?
My recommendation… stop squatting to improve your squat…
“WHAT!?” you might say… In our “squat everyday” world you might be rolling your eyes, but before you click away let me build my case with this video…
All intense athletes LOVE the squat… it is a right of passage… it is the main event…
In Olympic weightlifting and CrossFit the squat is vital and is often used to make us the best athlete.
However, in this squat craze many of us have missed an exercise that brings big opportunity to get even stronger. Stronger in CrossFit, stronger in Oly and stronger in the squat!
What can the lunge do that the squat cannot?
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For a 6-week cycle, replace the squat with the lunge. Start by using a back or front rack step back lunge. See how the different side of the body reacts and go from there.
Check out this great podcast: << based on a #NoSquatNovember challenge we did here in Columbus, Ohio and hear all the amazing results. It was the inspiration for this post and video. >>
This is a guest post from Drew Dillon, head coach and co-founder of Project Lift during his lifting career as an athlete Drew placed as high as 4th at a USA Weightlifting Nationals and is a personal coach to 2012 Olympian Holley Mangold. He is also know as a weber grill snob and will routinely ask you "what is for dinner" during training. You can follow Drew on Instagram and YouTube.
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