Boris Bachmann has built a YouTube channel of over 20 squat videos, but still the questions come. In this lecture, Boris answers the seven main questions people have about squatting: why squat; low back pain from squatting; shoulder pain when squatting; deadlift strong, but squat weak; weak out of the hole; squat cuing; supplementary drills.
“We can look to the squat for many answers. We can see the minimum in squatting—the simple rules, if you will, repeated and expressed in most, if not all healthy athletic movement. From the simple rules of a squat, we can produce the bottomless wonders of movement.” ~Boris Bachmann
Duration: 31 minutes; Transcript: 9 pages; Mp3 file size: 77 MBs
• What’s so great about the squat? (2:00)
• Toddler Illustration (5:50)
• Squatting & Low Back Pain (8:45)
• Quick Checklist (11:50)
• Squatting & Shoulder/Wrist Pain (12:25)
• Strong Deadlift, Weak Squat (14:40)
• Weak out of the Hole (18:25)
• Appropriate Cues (22:05)
• Supplemental Drills (24:30)
Here’s a short clip to give you an idea of what this lecture sounds like:
Boris Bachmann is a teacher, coach and RKC who has a long background in athletics. But on the internet, his main claim to fame is his Squat Rx series of squat demonstration videos, a sequence that taught many trainees the nuances of quality squatting. You’ll find those videos here on Boris’ Squat Rx channel on YouTube, and can learn more from Boris here at his blog site, squatrx.blogspot.com.
“At the risk of using a cliche phrase, Boris Bachmann really has forgotten more about squat technique than most other strength coaches know. His lecture on the subject is succinct, efficient and tight: just like a good squat. If you are searching for information to improve or troubleshoot your squatting technique, Boris is a fantastic resource.” ~Randy Hauer, Flatirons Weightlifting Club