Hello Strength and Movement Geeks,
So here is the scoop. Thought leaders in strength and conditioning as well as in the rehabilitation world all seem to agree that spending time at the bottom of your squat is important for overall hip, knee, ankle, and even low back health.
Reasons to spend at least 7-10 minutes hanging out in the bottom of your squat:
1. Provides some traction for your low back
2. Helps you build ankle and hip mobility
3. Allows you to get the full range of motion of your hips and knees that are necessary to be mobile your entire life. We do not want you to work within functional ranges of motion, rather full ranges of motion.
Note: if you have a hard time hanging out at the bottom, set up with your back against the wall!
If you want to work on generating torque from the bottom of your squat and building explosive power for your stair hopping, box jumping, Olympic lifting, super star jumping experiences, then watch the next video:-)