Squatting is one the most fundamental human movements there are. It’s a movement we learn before we learn to walk yet typically forget how to do before we get into high school. The squat is not just a movement to build muscle or lose weight, it’s also a foundational movement to prevent injury and stay mobile with age. In this episode, Dr. Aaron Horschig, Physical Therapist and Found of Squat University, teaches how to get deep into a bodyweight squat in proper form. We discuss all of the miscues or “controversies” with squatting, like knees forward or behind the toes and toes out or straightforward. Aaron also shares assessments, stretches and exercises you can do to achieve the proper mobility and stability for the perfect squat.
Enjoy episode 41 of HealthSimple Radio!
Banded Joint Mobilizations for Stiff Ankles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILSbK8RnGdI
Stretching Ankles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hrTiJIqvr4
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Dr. Aaron Horschig
Dr. Aaron Horschig is a physical therapist, strength & conditioning coach, speaker, and writer. After graduating with his bachelors in exercise science from Truman State University in 2009, he then went on to receive a doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Missouri in 2012. Aaron now works at Boost Physical Therapy & Sports Performance in Kansas City Missouri.
Past patients have included professional football players from the NFL and CFL, minor league baseball players, European professional basketball players, Olympic weightlifters, numerous NCAA Division I & II athletes, international level youth soccer players, CrossFit athletes and youth athletes in various sports.
Aaron’s background includes being involved in the sport of Olympic weightlifting as an athlete and coach for over the past decade. His goal is to not only provide the highest quality rehabilitation to athletes who have sustained an injury but to also help our sports medicine society become proactive in how we approach the athlete – both from a rehabilitation and training perspective.