Parallel Squat Tips

Oct 16, 2020

 by Emily Mueller



is all about new ways to tackle those challenging weaknesses in the gym;

Today we want to talk about some solutions for you if you have trouble with your 🅂🅀🅄🄰🅃 🄳🄴🄿🅃🄷!

For many of you, this is all review and you might have heard it all before; so this might be a reminder or you might find something listed below you haven't tried yet.

Common 🅷O🅻🅳-🆄UP🆂 preventing you from getting lower in your squat:

tight Achilles or calves

tight hips

not sure how low is low enough

no way to see if you are low enough or not

not warmed up enough

Tips to 🆃🆁🆈-O🅽 for improving your Squats:


 1-2 minutes rolling out the arches of your feet with no shoes on a lacrosse ball, tennis ball, golf ball, or barbell


 spend 1-2 minutes stretching Achilles & calves before squatting


accumulate 3-5 minutes daily holding the bottom of a squat with assistance or no assistance

try an Olympic Wall Squat if the above is too challenging right now


Ideal squat depth is right below "parallel" - hip crease below knee crease- if you put a marble on your knee in the bottom position, the marble would roll to your hip crease

record yourself on your phone or ask a friend or coach to record a set - what do you see for yourself?

spend a little extra time warming up your whole body and legs. Suggestions: Banded walks, tempo squats, Wall-Sits, high-knees, Cossack Squats, running, bike, rowing.


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