Thursday, February 15, 2018

Why everyone squats differently

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We had a good conversation at the gym earlier this week about how different people squat differently. The video below explains it better than I can in words - and it's Olympics week, so I'll let someone else do work for me (#lazystrong).  It's a great demonstration on why people squat differently. After spending a lot of time in the CrossFit community, I always got the feeling that if you didn't squat to the ground with a perfectly vertical torso you were not a good person. It almost seemed like a judgment on your character and your willingness to train if you didn't squat perfectly.

There are basic mechanics that determine what you look like when you squat. Some of it has foundations in mobility which you might be able to train a bit, but most of it is actual physical proportions - how long your bones are. You can't train that!

It's not just the squat, all the lifts are depend on your proportions. There's no one right way to lift.


row 500 / run 400
crawling lunge
10 KB swings or snatches
double KB overhead lunge
10 TGUs or windmills
10 goblet squats
5 pull-ups or push-ups or dips


clean 5-3-2-4x2


5 heavy swings between sets

Group Workout

4 rounds:
4L, 4R kettlebell swing clean 
4L, 4R kettlebell clean from the ground
0:30 rest


3 rounds:
20 box jump
10 heavy swings
1:00 rest 


50 Russian twists


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