Squats may be a physically demanding exercise, but the performance benefits gained by incorporating this lift into your workout is worth the effort. Whether you're working to build pure power, strength, balance or flexibility, there is a Squat variation that will help you achieve your training goal. STACK has everything to help you master the Squat, including how-to instruction for performing the exercise, directions for completing multiple variations of the Squat, and video featuring elite athletes performing the Squat.
Tampa Bay Rays All-Star Evan Longoria performs a Weighted Bulgarian Squat to improve lower body strength and explosiveness during spring training.
Future NFL star Ndamukong Suh loads up the bar for some seriously Heavy Squats and then works core strength and hip flexibility with a Strength Combo at Michael Johnson Performance.
Tampa Bay Rays top prospect Tim Beckham uses a Single-Arm Landmine Squat and Press with coaching from Tripp Smith of Competitive Edge Sports.
In this football training video, Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson performs the Dumbbell Split Squat on Airex Pad during his off-season training with coaching by Travelle Gaines.
Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Andy Alleman performs the Tire Flip as part of his off-season Strongman circuit training with coaching by Dave Morgan, president of Enhanced Fitness and Performance.
Maryland Lacrosse utilizes a Squat with tips from strength and conditioning coach Michael Szemborski.
The Georgia Tech men’s basketball team performs the Squat with coaching by Scott McDonald.
Find out how Olympic gold medal decathlete Bryan Clay improves his explosiveness.
The Terrapins demonstrate a Squat with instruction from strength and conditioning coach Michael Szemborski.
To strengthen their lower bodies during off-season training, the Cal State Fullerton baseball team performs the Back Squat, with coaching by head S+C coach Greg Vandermade.