There’s more than one way to skin a cat.
There’s more than one way to pick up a chick.
And there’s more than one way to squat.
Hack squats, zercher squats, back squats, front squats, goblet squats, chaos squats, squats in yoga pants. Yeah, plenty of ways.
The beauty in this is that not everyone can squat ass-to-grass with a barbell on their back, so we have to turn to other variations to teach people form.
In order to groove the squat position, each person may need something different. After all, we are unique snowflakes with various body mechanics and stability and mobility levels.
Here is another squat variation to add to your arsenal to help your athletes:
You probably can guess who I got this from.
No, not Superman, but close. Joel Seedman.
After seeing this gem in his Twitter feed, I dropped my jaw, then nodded my head, then did a cartwheel. All in that order.
It’s pretty cool.
This is an excellent squat variation that loads the anterior side of the body and allows people to lever themselves back into a position with more depth. It’s also worth mentioning that the “bicep curl” grip of the dumbbells reinforces lat engagement to help athletes maintain their posture and keep the weight in their heels.