Thursday, August 13

A lot of people have trouble keeping the feet from turning out while squatting. There are a lot of reasons why this might happen, but I came across this video the other day that attacked a different area than I had seen before to try to fix this problem. Check out the video below on how to help fix your duck feet while squatting.

Remember, the key to any mobility work is consistency and time. These changes don’t happen overnight. If you have a problem area and you roll it out a couple of times a week for 5 minutes you can’t really expect anything to change. Think about the other 10,070 minutes in that week that you aren’t working on the problem (or making it worse).

Also, you may have to try a lot of different things to fix your issue. Usually, where you feel the pain is not where the problem actually is. This is the hard part – figuring out the underlying issue. Try a lot of spots near the pain, opposite the pain and the hips (seem to be a big issue a lot of the time). If you can’t make a change, then maybe it’s time to go see a professional. We should be able to do some basic maintenance on ourselves. The key again is consistency.

Workout for Thursday, August 13
Deadlifts
1X3 @ 70%
1X3 @ 75%
1X3 @ 80%
1X3 @ 85%
1X3 @ 85-90%
These are Touch n’ Go Reps! Do NOT lose tension in bottom.
If unable to make sets as touch n go reduce weight!

2 Rounds For Time:
50 Air Squats
3 Deadlifts (225/155)
50 Cal Row
3 Deadlifts (225/155)
50 Sit Ups
3 Deadlifts (225/155)
800m Run

Mobility Work in Remaining Time