In this episode of Sports Medicine Weekly, Dr. Brian Cole sits down with Dustin Jesberger, PT, DPT from RUSH Physical Therapy to discuss maximizing the squat exercise and how it is best utilized.
The squat is an extremely versatile exercise, with many different variations. Bodybuilders, powerlifters, athletes, and those just looking to get into shape can all use the squat to achieve their fitness goals. While the squat is a great exercise for losing weight, improving strength and power, and accomplishing hypertrophy, it presents some drawbacks.
One of the primary drawbacks is an elevated risk of injury. Some of the most common injuries in the gym result from using incorrect form while squatting. Be sure to listen to this week’s episode of Sports Medicine Weekly to learn the proper way to squat in order to maximize your gains and minimize the risk for injury.