Improve Your Squat Position With Mobility

The Squat — such a simple, yet incredibly technical position. This movement can make or break your CrossFit performance. There are dozens of lifts and workouts that require proficiency in this one basic movement:

  • Snatch
  • Clean
  • Thruster
  • Barbara
  • Cindy
  • Karen
  • Murph
  • Badger
  • Back / front squat
  • and more
             Julie Foucher demonstrating a thurster from the 2013 CrossFit Games on Games.CrossFit.com

            Julie Foucher demonstrating a thurster from the 2013 CrossFit Games on Games.CrossFit.com

So, what if you're just not that good at squatting? Join the club. Many athletes work hard but still fight for full depth, proper alignment, or correct weight distribution.  These are common issues that can result in poor form and/or injury. Which is why it's so important to diligently work to improve this movement. How? With more mobility, of course! 

Here's a collection of some of our favorite posts that provide guidance on improving your squat position.

Squat Quick Test

4 HIP Mobility Drills to Improve Your Squat

How to Improve Flexibility and Mobility for Squatting

 

Do you have a favorite mobility exercise that has helped your squat position? Share it!