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A Teaching Progression for Squatting Exercises

Chiu, Loren Z F PhD, CSCS; Burkhardt, Eric MA, CSCS

Strength & Conditioning Journal: April 2011 - Volume 33 - Issue 2 - p 46-54
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31821100bf
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A TEACHING PROGRESSION FOR SQUATTING EXERCISE IS PRESENTED. THE PRIMARY EXERCISE IN THIS PROGRESSION IS THE PLATE SQUAT, WHICH ENCOURAGES PROPER TECHNIQUE, IMPROVES FLEXIBILITY AND STRENGTHENS THE STABILIZING MUSCULATURE. USE OF THE PLATE SQUAT WILL TEACH PROPER POSITIONS FOR THE OVERHEAD, FRONT, AND BACK SQUATS.

1Neuromusculoskeletal Mechanics Research Program, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; and 2Explosive Strength Athletics, Irvine, California

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Loren Chiu is an assistant professor and director of the Neuromusculoskeletal Mechanics Research Program at the University of Alberta.

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Eric Burkhardt is the owner and operator of the Explosive Strength Athletics.

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