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4 Ankle Mobility Drills To Instantly Improve your Squat
April 16, 2020

4 Ankle Mobility Drills To Instantly Improve your Squat

Being stuck at home during this COVID-19 quarantine doesn’t mean we can’t work on things that will set us up for success when we are finally able to get back into a real weight room. One thing that we can all work on from home is our mobility/movement patterning. You’ve probably heard how important the squat is to any well-designed program, and the ankles play a major role in your ability to properly (and safely) perform a squat. One of...

Immediately Improve your Squat with this Modification
April 15, 2020

Immediately Improve your Squat with this Modification

(Read and Video Time - 5 mins) By: Jared Blincow At LIFT we pride ourselves on not forcing clients into movement patterns that they aren’t ready for. There’s nothing in the gym that we absolutely have to do, and it makes little sense to try and shove a square peg into a round hole. One of the most common modifications you’ll see in our weight room is elevating the heels for squat/lunge patterns. We will get a little bit more...

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