02 Apr The Safety Of Deep Squats
I am excited to have my good friend Dr Mitch Babcock of FitnessTx contribute this amazing research review on the safety of deep squats. Squats unfortunately get a bad wrap in the medical world as a knee destroyer. But the available literature on deep squats shows them to not only be safe, but very beneficial for the long term health of your knees. He also covers a variety of tools to use to alter individuals squat pattern based on their specific needs.
This video on the safety of deep squats is a small piece of the Clinical Management of the Fitness Athlete Weekend Intensive Course that Mitch and I teach for the Institute of Clinical Excellence. This is a two-day live course that I teach with Dr. Mitch Babcock where we work through all the major movements performed by fitness athletes, break them out, and discuss a wide variety of treatment strategies.
Check out this video for an in-depth look at squat science and the safety of deep squats.
Mitch also teaches these two course:
- Essential Foundations in the Clinical Management of the Fitness Athlete is a fantastic online course taught by Mitch Babcock and Ryan Smith meant for rehab professionals with limited experience assessing barbell movements.
- Advanced Concepts in the Clinical Management of the Fitness Athlete is an 8-week online course that Mitch and I teach together. This course is designed to take practitioners familiar with barbell movements and give them the skills necessary to become the go-to provider in their area. THE person that every fitness athlete knows will be the best option for getting them back to the activities they love.
Also be sure to check out MASTER THE SQUAT. My product designed to teach coaches and clinicians everything they need to know to improve the squat pattern. From mobility breakouts to corrective exercises, this video has you covered!