2 More Squat Myths That Need to Die

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  Welcome back! In the last post I discussed 2 classic rules that are commonly applied to squats and why these rules may need to bend, or even break when it comes to doing body weight squats as nature intended. So let’s keep this party rock’n with 2 more squat …

The Fit Rebel2 More Squat Myths That Need to Die

2 Squat Myths That Need to Die

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The squat is one of those moves that I have long held a love / hate relationship with. On one hand I love having strong legs and the feeling of tension surging through my body in a big powerful way. On the other hand, I hated having that damn barbell …

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The Super Power of the Loaded Pistol Squat

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  In a contest, I would take the loaded pistol squat over the back squat any day. It’s not just because the pistol requires more balance and hip control. It’s not because you don’t need a squat rack, barbell and lots of extra weight. And it’s not just because people …

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The Key to Mastering the Single Leg Squat

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I honestly believe the single leg squat is the pinnacle of leg strength and control. Mastering this simple, yet difficult move will yield you plenty of lower body strength and power for anything you want to do. In this video I cover some of the finer points of the higher …

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Is the Single Leg Squat Better Than the Back Squat?

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  Could it really be that the single leg, or pistol squat, is better than the back squat? Shirley I can’t be serious. A simple body weight squat can’t possibly be better than loading hundreds of pounds on the back and squatting down until your butt touches your ankles……right? I …

The Fit RebelIs the Single Leg Squat Better Than the Back Squat?
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The Missing Ingredient In Single Leg Squats

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When I first got into single leg squats, I felt like my legs became transformed. It was as if my lower body was replaced with some sort of cyborg super legs. Everything from my biking to kicking improved greatly. Even though I was getting so much stronger I still struggled …

The Fit RebelThe Missing Ingredient In Single Leg Squats