A few weeks ago I wrote up an article at Breaking Muscle entitled the 7 Dumbest Things Athletes Can Get Away With That You Can’t. One of those was my point that not everyone should make Back Squats a staple of their workout routine.
That sparked some controversy!
And then I made it worse by saying that for some people Back Squats can be dangerous even if you do them correctly. Man, sometimes I really know how to put my foot in my mouth!
So, I created this video (it’s about 20 minutes, so grab a cup of coffee) explaining myself fully, including:
- What I mean by the word “Dangerous”: Think Probabilities, not Absolutes
- I love coffee …
- Why some people are simply built better than others for back squats
- Why Olympic lifting shoes kick ass, and why YOU should own a pair if you’re serious about Oly squats
- Why not being dogmatic is always good … that’s a no-brainer!
- And, again, I love coffee …
It’s not always easy on the internet to explain subtle points in small sound bites. It’s why I like to write such long articles here. Anything worth knowing about is going to have some deeper areas of subtly that will require more time and energy to communicate, to learn about, and to digest.
That’s a good thing, not a bad thing. I like learning, and I know you do to. That’s why we kick butt, LOL.
OK, here’s the squatty stuff: