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Weightlifting Squat Technique




Squat technique for Olympic weightlifting and methods for improving your squatting balance, posture and more.
The Bounce - Using Elastic Energy For The Clean & Squat In Olympic Weightlifting

The bounce is the use of elastic rebound to recovery more quickly and easily from the clean or squat. See more Olympic weightlifting terminology an...
Finding Your Proper Stance For The Olympic Squat

Head coach of the USA Weightlifting national championship team Greg Everett runs through how to determine the best stance for yourself for the Olympic...
Squat With The Hips & Knees Together

When back or front squatting for weightlifting, the primary goal is maintaining an upright posture all the way through the motion. In other words, we&...
Olympic Weightlifting Squat Position - Trust What Works For The Best

When it comes to squatting for weightlifting, somehow there are still pockets of resistance to the obvious, and instruction contrary to all evidence. ...
Push The Knees Out In The Squat? Maybe.

Pushing the knees out in the squat does not directly contribute to standing up. It’s a measure to correct or prevent knee valgus and forward lea...
Full Squat Depth & Variation For Olympic Weightlifting

How deep is deep enough? Where’s the bottom? Why does everyone’s squat position look different? Confusing stuff, but it shouldn’t be...
Dial In Your Squat

All right, let’s get your squat all sorted out. Bear in mind that we’re talking specifically about an Olympic squat here—some of the...
The Olympic Weightlifting Squat

The squat is foundational to the Olympic lifts as a position, a movement and a strength exercise. Without a well-developed and consistent squat, neither pulling technique nor pulling power will produce entirely successful Olympic ...
Proper Foot Position in the Squat

There is some current discussion on foot position in the squat following a post by Kelly Starrett, and I’ve been asked to comment. This article is not intended to criticize him or anyone else, nor is it intended to stand as ...
Squat Stance & the Olympic Lifts: The Snatch & Clean Receiving Positions

With the Olympic lifts, it’s easy to wander a little too far down the rabbit hole and find yourself lost amid overwhelming detail. There are times when such detail is necessary and helpful, but at other times, the best cours...
Squatting, Valgus Knees, The Knees-Out Cue & Facebook Coaches

Evidently the most popular term on the internet right now is “valgus”. The legions of keyboard warriors and Facebook coaches have latched on to it and are sanctimoniously eviscerating anyone demonstrating valgus knee m...
Dialing in Your Squat: Stance, Position & Movement

You either don’t care about this article because the squat is this basic thing you do just fine without thinking, or you’re dying to see what I have to say because the squat is the most frustrating, impossible, stupid ...
Ask Greg: Hips Shooting Back in Squats & Cleans

Christopher Asks: What to do if my butt/hip shoots back in back squat, front squat and clean?   There are a couple possibilities here: your hips are really shooting up, i.e. rising faster than your shoulders momentarily, an...