The Back Squat

Article by Stuart Yule
Academic Research

Article by Stuart Yule

In this, ‘exercise of the month’ article, the back squat will be
discussed. It is a well established exercise in many athletes’
training programmes and is an exercise that every strength and
conditioning coach should have in their armoury.
The back squat is an exercise that can be used across sporting
populations and can be manipulated extensively as a tool to
produce your desired training response.
The back squat is commonly seen in gyms and its use amongst
athletes is becoming more prevalent, however there is often
debate as to the correct implementation of the technique. In this
article the correct and safe technique will be described. Some
issues and solutions to squatting problems will be highlighted
and finally the practical application and positive benefits of
successful back squatting will be discussed.