Squats…oh Squats. Fresh off a nauseating leg workout focused on pyramid sets of squats I read this dandy on Tnation by Bret Contreras. Anyone who has spent enough time under the bar to squat with proficiency can appreciate what a true, full squat can do lower body development. Problem is, most don’t realize how deep a full squat actually is. I have been there when someone has told me to quit with the quarter squats, drop the weight, and get low. Only once I became proficient at a sub-parallel squat did I experience the full results of the explosive power and leg development from the squat.
Depth is of vital importance, more important than weight, reps, or the rest periods between your sets.

Check it out here —


Bret (as always) does a phenomenal job incorporating personal experience with research to write a true gem.

About Eric Bach Performance

Eric Bach is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Precision Nutrition Level 1 (PN1) with a degree in Kinesiology Concentrated in Human Performance and Emphasizing Sports Performance from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. A former collegiate Strength Coach Eric now resides in Denver, Colorado. Eric coaches clients at Forza Fitness and Performance Center and trains everyone from weekend warriors and post rehabilitation patients to professional athletes. Eric developed his passion for fitness through a competitive sports career which included competitive Olympic lifting, Football, Track and Field, and Powerlifting. Eric is a self proclaimed fitness nerd who enjoys reading, eating, deadlifting, and living a healthy and fullfilling life while helping others dominant their lives in and out of the gym. Eric can be contacted at ericbachperformance.com for all consultations and questions

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