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Rachel Garmon and Mastering the Squat

When exercise is about being your best self, strength should be your first goal.  In this episode Rachel Garmon joins the podcast for a 3rd time and they are encouraging one another (and you!) through our own workouts and the common mistakes that our clients make.

In the conversation you’ll learn how we work on a multi-faceted approach to strength, specifically squats and lunges.  When executed well, squats can pay big dividends in health and wellness. The potential benefits are vast, which includes improving athletic performance, overall muscular health and flexibility.  

Join us for a look at this queen of an exercise and to possibly arrive one step closer to a more fine-grained analysis of what separates exercise that is effective and intelligent from being stuck in an injury-inflammation cycle.  

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • dismay for the idea that squats are 'bad for the knees'
  • What people actually need to execute squats well
  • Exercises that help control and stability around squats and lunges
  • Lunge variations
  • Cueing power from the foot and ankle
  • MRI study on 2016 Olympians and back abnormalities

Links of interest:

Check out our episode on Mastering the Squat part 1

Jan 2019 episode

Find Rachel on instagram

Find Jenn on instagram

Fan girl with us, Mattie Rogers on instagram

Prime squat wedges, learn more

Leg scoop dynamic warm-up exercise, watch here