Hypertrophy Strength

Squat deeper to get bigger and stronger

Mike Causer is a former international Olympic weightlifter and the founder of the London Olympic Weightlifting Academy. He is based in London. When you squat deeper you’ll get stronger through a bigger range of motion and you’ll properly recruit key muscle groups, such as the glutes. If you’re struggling to go deep, it’s likely that you’re focusing on correcting the wrong element of the move. In my experience as a weightlifting coach, people focus too much on having a straight back rather than actually getting into a squat. They’ve forgotten what a squat is. Essentially it’s about being able to…
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