This is why I squat!

STRENGTH:

1a. Back Squat 5-4-3-2-1

*warm up to squat, compete a couple warm-up sets of very light weight, then attack the rep scheme starting around 70% for 5, add weight each set

1b. Barbell Squat Jumps 10×5, land soft!

Why do we squat? Because it’s awesome and makes us stronger. 

But why do we really squat? 

Because the back squat is a TOTAL BODY exercise, a functional movement essential in developing strength, power and speed in athletes. What’s going on during the squat? The body is recruiting your glutes, hamstrings, lower back and abdomen to perform the movement. Properly developing this movement in it’s most basic form, translates to MANY other movements, like the clean, box jumps, and even those dreaded burpees!

More importantly, squatting is a functional movement crucial to the idenpendence and daily living of everyone from a toddler to your grandma, not just athletes. Try going your whole day without performing a “squat”. Maybe not in “toes out, chest up, elbows back and down, barbell” type way, but standing up from your chair, or getting in and out of the car. All squats! Developing the strength, power, and speed to perform them now will translate to the improvement of your overall health and quality of life for years to come!

METCON

15 Snatches (115/85)
30 Burpees
15 Snatches (115/85)
30 Burpees
15 Snatches (115/85)