The Power Squat is definitely one of the pieces of gym equipment I’d love to have. Why? Well apart from making life easier when it comes to attaching bands and chains, it helps take some of the load off the shoulders – leaving it on the quads and hams, where it belongs.
Here’s Jim Wendler showing it in action. Love it.
Incidentally, if this has got you thinking about grabbing one for yourself, swing by the SttB Strength Store. Massive range.
Over to you. Drop us a line on Twitter ( @scottbird ), or add a comment below.
NB : if you love talking about strength-training as much as I do, you might also like to check out the weekly newsletter (there's also a daily version available). A regular dose of fitness-focussed discussions, absolutely free.
Straight to the Bar is the online home of fitness enthusiast Scott Bird, and looks at the many training approaches, essential techniques, uncommon exercises and superb equipment to help you become as strong as humanly possible. In short, this site is the home of all things strength.
images of strength
Want to see (and learn) more Feats of Strength like this? Dive in.
There are some incredible writers on the team here. To give you an idea, check these out :
- DIY: How to Build an Olympic Weightlifting Platform
Kat ‘The Mighty Kat‘ Ricker
- Building A Neck Of Steel
Mike ‘The Machine‘ Bruce
- Straight to the Grip Contest
Jedd ‘Napalm‘ Johnson
- A Little Yoke Work : 10 Exercises for a Bigger Neck
Scott Andrew Bird
- 29 Things to do with a Barbell in the Corner
- Get Mental! The Psychology of Strength
- Small Victories
If you enjoyed these, check out the complete ‘Best Of Straight to the Bar‘ list. Fantastic.
As much as I love training with free weights (and the occasional machine, for specific things) I'm partial to the occasional dose of bodyweight goodness. Particularly when travelling.
If you're keen to dive into this training approach even deeper, you may wish to check out Logan's 'Quarantine Sale' Courses.
Various courses looking at the world of bodyweight training from many angles, perfect for when you're housebound for a little while.