Squatting is a great exercise for so many goals, but choosing the right variation is critical if you want to get the most out of it.
Too many people think it’s all about the barbell, but this is definitely not the case as it depends on your current ability, injury history, strength levels, core strength, joint mobility and more.
Never force yourself into an exercise that doesn’t work for your specific needs and current ability. Instead, find the variation that does work for you and drive on from there.
Here’s the squat progression we use with clients to make sure they are always working hard with the right exercise for them. Not all clients will pefrom all variations eg. a client suffering from elbow pain wouldn’t perform the zercher squat as the bar is placed directly on the elbow joints (a cushioned pad would be used for this).
Counter Balance Squat
Single Arm Kettlebell Front Squat
Barbell Zercher Squat
Double Kettlebell Front Squat
Barbell Front Squat
Barbell Back Squat
Happy Squatting 👍
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