Blast from the Past : Squat Variations

Great ways to switch up your leg workouts.


Over the past five years this site's amassed an enormous amount of content. To help you find the highlights, I'll be taking a wander through the archives each Sunday.
This week - Squat Variations.

Looking for a way to switch up your leg workouts - while still keeping them focused on all the beauty that is the squat? Here are just a few of the squat variations we've looked at over the years :

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Further reading

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Zercher Squat.

Great exercise.

Holding the Bar in the Front Squat.

How do you hang on to it? Like this.

From the Archives : Holding the bar in the Front Squat.Mike Boyle's articles have a habit of encouraging a new viewpoint on things, and this article from September 2006 is no exception. Shortly afterwards I found myself thinking hard about the Front Squat; particularly the method of holding the bar.
Interview with Personal Trainer Jason Kirby.

An incredibly inventive trainer.

Muscle-Up Progressions.

Time for your first.



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