HOW TO SQUAT AROUND AN INJURY
How many of you have been told that the answer to your pain is to just stop lifting? 🖐🖐 That all too common response was actually what drove me to start my own practive straight out of school. I wanted with everything in me to change that message.
You see, while some of you may need complete rest, most can have activities modified to continue and train. So let's take a look at a few examples.
Typically, someone with pinching in the hip or someone with low back pain will benefit from a more ⬆ vertical torso. This can be achieved via bar position as well as increasing ankle mobility and letting the knees travel ➡ forward more. Front squats therefore often feel fine.
Someone with a knee injury may prefer the opposite. Less knee travel and folding over more at the waist...so the low bar squat may suit them best as their pain subsides.
These are only a few factors to consider. We can also modify ⏱ tempo, depth, and 📈 loading strategies to get you where you need to be.
You don't have to give up what you love. The answer is MODIFICATION, NOT ELIMINATION.
Tag a friend who needs help with their squat and share the wealth!