The squat is one of the most common movements included in strength programs. Unfortunately, we see a lot of young athletes doing it with poor technique and a lot of coaches not understanding how to correct these errors.
Doing the squat with poor technique will not only limit it’s effectiveness as a strength building exercise, it can also become very dangerous. Many athletes injure themselves performing the squat with poor technique, so it is very important that coaches become proficient at teaching, recognizing errors and using understandable cues to correct these errors.
When coaching large groups or teams, I use some of the general coaching points in this video to teach athletes how to squat. The video demonstrates how to perform the barbell squat correctly and gives you coaching points to recognize and correct some of the most common errors seen this exercise.
I recommend always using safety catches on a squat rack, but for demonstration purposes, we did not use them in this video.
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