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Weighted Pistol Tips and Tricks

This weighted pistol tip can make a big difference in your ability to pull off the move, especially when going for a heavy weight. For those not familiar with it, the pistol is a one leg squat where the extra leg is held in front of you. It all depends on how much you’re able […]

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Knee Shearing in Squats

Do you absolutely want to always avoid the knees going over the toes? Is it as bad as “they” say? (They being trainers, that are empty echo chambers of other trainers…without understanding WHY trainers say this in the first place.) With weighted squats, you generally do want to squat more back than down, not allowing […]

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Progressive Stand Up Challenges – Rollback Squats

This video is the second in a series of progressive stand up challenges, where I cover regressions and progressions to be able to do various bodyweight movements. If you missed the first video covering the cross leg sit to stand go here. This covers the rollback squat. The rollback squat involves doing a regular full […]

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How to Position Feet for Bodyweight Squats

A common question is how to position your feet for bodyweight squats. While this applies to all squats, weighted or not, there are some important aspects you’ll want to note, if you’re focusing on bodyweight. First of all, note that there is no one correct form. Anyone that tells you so is just being dogmatic. […]

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Ultimate Guide to Bodyweight Squats and Pistols

Limit to Bodyweight Leg Training?

Zoubair asks, “I’ve always wondered if it’s possible to build the muscles, the connective tissue (tendons and ligaments) and the bones of the lower body to a very high level, with only bodyweight? I mean, after mastering pistol squats, in order to strengthen those tissues much further, is there no other choice but using at […]

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How to Do Squats with Proper Technique

The following is a guest article from Paul Vandyken. Squats are a multi-joint exercise that engages most of the large muscles of our lower body. They hit our glutes, hips, hamstrings and thighs. Squats done properly are also perfect for our cardiovascular system. And if you’re looking for great butt exercises, then this is for […]

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Breath Hold Squats

Breath hold squats are something I’ve done on and off over the years. Recently, along with other breath hold work, I’ve got back at it. The following video shows 42 reps in the bodyweight squat while holding breath. If you’ve never done this before I recommend you give it a try, but make sure you […]

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Bodyweight Jump Squats

Anyone who strength trains long enough will probably reach a plateau, even with progressive overload. This can be incredibly discouraging, but fortunately the cure can be as easy as just changing things up a bit in your workout. One way to do that is to start incorporating bodyweight jump squats into your training program. I […]

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Bodyweight Squats vs Weighted Squats

In this article we’re going to discuss bodyweight squats vs weighted squats and which is better. There is quite a bit more difference here then in the bodyweight vs. hindu squat debate. Once again the answer is it depends on your goals. Why do bodyweight squats? Great for flexibility in the legs up to a […]

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Bodyweight Squats vs Hindu Squats

In this article we’re going to discuss bodyweight squats vs hindu squats and which is better. As with a lot of my answers the answer here is it depends on what your goals are. In the previous post we covered regular bodyweight squat form. Now here is the Hindu squat form. The Benefits of Regular […]

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