HIP SOCKETS AND SQUAT DEPTH – HOW INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IMPACT SQUAT PERFORMANCE

How Individual Differences Impact Squat Performance – Part II

HIP SOCKETS AND SQUAT DEPTH – HOW INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IMPACT SQUAT PERFORMANCE By Dr. Zachary Long In Part I of this series on individualizing squat technique prescriptions, we covered how an athlete’s hip and ankle mobility (or lack thereof) can impact their squat form. These variations in individual anatomy mean that many of the “rules” for what a proper squat should look like are …

Dr. Zachary Long

Dr. Zachary Long

Physical Therapist and CrossFit Coach

SQUAT PERFORMANCE

Individual Differences in Squat Performance – Part I: Mobility

One of the biggest misconceptions I see and hear when working with various fitness coaches is that there is a certain way to squat. Knees must be positioned in a certain spot, feet must be pointed a certain direction, and coaches try to force their athletes to squat in these exact positions. Unfortunately, I’ve seen this wreck serious havoc on …

Dr. Zachary Long

Dr. Zachary Long

Physical Therapist and CrossFit Coach

Posture Basics

Improving Posture: The Basics

As we learned earlier this month in a previous article, there have been long-standing discussions linking poor posture and depression. Of course, it’s not shocking that the two are tied to one another. Slumping compresses the front of the body and weakens the back, which can impact breathing and digestion. When you think of a happy, confident person, you most …

Lori Harrison

Boxout Corporate Fitness Manager

New Year, New You 2017

Don’t Let Soreness Sour New Clients

There are many reasons a new client might stop personal training. Some are outside of your control, such as: budget, career demands, and family obligations. But many are within your control, and it’s important to identify and address those factors early in the training relationship. One common reason clients quit training before achieving their New Year’s resolution is delayed onset …