Author / Raven Winters

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Listen up, because we’re about to dive headfirst into a topic that should be etched in granite across the entrance of every gym, every training facility, and every coach’s playbook: the squat is the foundation of any good program. If you’re in a program that doesn’t involve squats, well, we hate to break it to you, but it’s total trash. It’s like building a house without foundations or attending a black tie event without wearing pants. You’ll find out fast why it’s a bad idea.

And just so we’re crystal clear, when we say “squat,” we’re not talking about variations like the front squat or overhead squat—those have their place, no doubt. We’re talking about the OG squat, the one where you load up a heavy barbell, throw it on your traps, and embrace the challenge TOES FORWARD.

The Squat’s Standing Ovation

Why is the squat so damn important, you ask? Well, let us break it down for you. The squat is the cornerstone of strength training, the exercise that separates the wheat from the chaff. It’s not just about building leg muscles that could stop a freight train; it’s about developing a kinetic chain that’s unbreakable, and forging mental strength through the grind to weather any storm. Every time you squat, you’re building a foundation that extends far beyond the weight room.

Bulletproof Back and Knees

Now, let’s address the naysayers, the ones who’ve convinced themselves that the squat is the devil incarnate, a guaranteed ticket to back and knee issues. If you’ve encountered a coach who tells you this, do yourself a favor—send us an email, and we’ll dispatch a specialist in the fine art of punching nonsense like this out of people. Because the squat, when done correctly, is not the enemy; it’s your path to strength, resilience, and athletic greatness. So let’s put this BS to rest— squatting is not bad for your back and knees. In truth, squatting, when performed with proper technique, strengthens these areas and reduces the risk of injury. It’s not the squat that’s the problem; it’s the lack of knowledge and execution that leads to trouble.

How To Squat

Empower Your Performance

So, here’s the deal—embrace the squat. Make it your ally, your training partner, your ticket to a stronger, more resilient you. If you’re in a program that doesn’t include squats, question why you’re settling for less.

Don’t be left looking like a flamingo; make the squat the foundation of your program, and you’ll be standing tall, unbreakable, and ready to take on whatever life throws your way.

Your journey to greatness starts now. 
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Raven Winters

Just a dude trying to be a dude, hanging with some other dudes, talking about what dudes do.

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