Squat Stance Secrets: Can You Go Too Wide? Finding the Perfect Foot Placement

A Powerlifter in the Bottom of a Barbell Squat

The squat is typically viewed as the King of Lower Body Exercises. Therefore, regardless of your physique goals, it makes sense to squat. However, there is often much confusion as to exactly how far apart your feet should be. Plus, I know that many people worry that their squat stance may actually be too wide. … Read more

Why Do My Calves Hurt When I Squat? (6 Factors to Consider)

Why Do My Calves Hurt When I Squat

If your calves hurt whenever you squat it’s likely this is affecting you both in terms of good technique and the amount of weight lifted. However, it’s actually more of a common problem than you’d think. In fact, an extremely high percentage of lifters experience calf pain when they squat. Does this mean you’re doing … Read more

The Truth About Hamstring Soreness After Squats (And How to Fix it)

Why Are My Hamstrings Sore After Squats?

Squats are often referred to as “The King of Lower Body Exercises”, and it’s easy to see why. They are a compound exercise that target many major muscle groups, including the quadriceps, glutes, and hamstrings. So, it’s perfectly normal to feel sore after squats. That being said, you would think that you’re most likely to … Read more

What Would Happen If I Just Did Push Ups, Pull Ups and Squats? (Revealed)

Just Doing Push Ups Pull Ups and Squats

Push ups, pull ups, and squats are probably the most basic bodyweight exercises. However, performing all three exercises regularly can certainly make a difference to your physique. That said, what would happen if you just performed these 3 bodyweight exercises and nothing else? Let’s find out. Just Doing Push Ups, Pull Ups & Squats If … Read more

What to Do if All the Squat Racks Are Taken? (Explained!)

What to Do if All the Squat Racks Are Taken

I often start panicking that all the squat racks are taken before I’ve even left home. Why? Unfortunately, I go to a commercial gym which only has one squat rack. Yes, I know I could go to a “better gym”, but hey, this one’s close to home, I know where everything is, and I feel … Read more

Do You Face In or Out on a Squat Rack? (Explained!)

Do You Face In or Out on a Squat Rack

The first time you ever used a squat rack you probably didn’t care whether you should be facing in or out. In fact, you probably saw someone else squatting and copied their technique. That’s great, as long as they were squatting the right way. Oh yes, there’s definitely a right way and a wrong way … Read more

Is There an Ideal Hack Squat to Back Squat Ratio? (Explained!)

Hack Squat to Back Squat Ratio

So, you want to know whether there’s an ideal hack squat to back squat ratio? These are two fantastic lower body exercises, especially for overall quad development. However, should you be able to lift a certain amount of weight with one movement when compared to the other? Or are the two lifts so different to … Read more

What’s the Ideal Hip Thrust to Squat Ratio? (Solved!)

Hip Thrust to Squat Ratio

Who else wants to know the ideal hip thrust to squat ratio? I’m sure we can all agree that these are two of the finest lower body exercises out there. Plus, if you’re “all about the booty”, you definitely want to be performing both movements as regularly as you can. However, should you be able … Read more

How to Tell if You’re Squatting Low Enough? (Explained!)

How to Tell if You’re Squatting Low Enough

Have you ever wondered, “How to Tell if You’re Squatting Low Enough?” As fantastic an exercise as barbell squats are, they are often one of the most butchered exercises in the gym. Basically, we all know that we should be squatting, but this doesn’t mean that we’re capable of doing so with great form. That … Read more