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Workshop 002 – Squat Therapy - CrossFit Cambridgeshire
Sun 28 May 2017, 13:00 – 16:00 BST
Workshop 001 – Squat Therapy
The squat is a vital, natural, and functional component of your being. In the bottom position, the squat is nature’s intended sitting posture. Only in the industrialised world do we find the need for chairs, couches, benches, and stools. This comes at a loss of functionality that contributes immensely to decrepitude.
On the athletic front, the squat is the quintessential hip extension exercise, and hip extension is the foundation human movement. Powerful, controlled hip extension is necessary and nearly sufficient for elite athleticism. “Necessary” in that without powerful, controlled hip extension you are not functioning anywhere near your potential. “Sufficient” in the sense that everyone we’ve met with the capacity to explosively open the hip could also run, jump, throw, and punch with impressive force. Secondarily, but no less important, the squat is among those exercises eliciting a potent neuroendocrine response. This benefit is ample reason for an exercise’s inclusion in your regimen.
Weak glutes and hamstrings are among the causes of bad squats. So are poor engagement, weak control, or lack of awareness of the glutes and hamstrings.
At our squat therapy Workshop, you will learn
- What contributes to the perfect squat
- Advantages of maximising a heavy squat
- What a good squat feels like
- Common problems and limitations
- Why these deficits reduce efficiency of the squat
- How to build the perfect squat