The Squat, what else is there really to learn? One of fitness’s oldest workouts, Squat Secrets are very real and they are out there.
Improving on your squat numbers will help your overall strength and balance. A simple exercise to do, but a very tough one to master. In order to improve your lifts, researching more info about all different type of squats and their variations is a good start.
Being great at squatting is also great for many areas of CrossFit.
Below are some the best Squat Secrets from some of the top names and coaches in fitness. These tips and tricks apply to any CrossFit workout you’re already on.
Squat Raw and Assisted
“A compilation of some big raw squats, some with wraps, some without. I’ve also thrown in a few front squats for good measure.”
Squat fluently across all rep ranges
“You gotta master the basics first! The one thing I tell athletes that ask me how they can get better is to improve their air squat! Ask any athlete at Krypton. You can ALWAYS get better at improving your mobility and efficiency for your air squat. This will translate over to almost every other movement in @crossfit and is often overlooked.”
Everyday You Can Squat
Barefoot Squats Help
Mix Up Your Squats
“Our instructors takes you through how to properly perform a Goblet Squat. Performed with a kettle bell held in a front rack position, this exercise is an advanced movement to the normal body squat.”
Other type of squats to include in your workout:
KB Front Squats
DB Front Squats
Box Step Ups
Squat on one leg
“This is both the single greatest leg exercise and the greatest single leg exercise, and I’m going to show you how to do it step by step. The Bulgarian Split Squat or rear foot elevated squat is one of the best exercises you can do period, let alone for your legs. There are so many benefits to this leg exercise beyond just its ability to build up your leg strength and size without requiring any heavy duty equipment.”