Squat University

53 EpisodesProduced by Dr. Aaron Horschig

The ultimate guide to decreasing pain, optimizing athletic performance & finding your true strength by Dr. Aaron Horschig.

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Thoracic Spine Mobility

March 17th, 2019

14:33

In episode 53, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses the foundation for why thoracic spine mobility is needed when lifting, how to screen for limitations and a few common ways to improve stiffness you may find! 

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The Science of Sticking Points with Eric Helms

March 11th, 2019

52:09

In episode 52, Eric Helms drops by to talk about the science of WHY sticking points occur during lifting and what research has to say about the best ways to bust through them! 

Breaking Through Training Plateaus with Dr. Jacob Wilson

March 3rd, 2019

58:13

In episode 51, Dr. Jacob Wilson stops by to share his knowledge in training through plateaus and nutrition to boost your performance in the weight room! 

Energy Leaks

February 24th, 2019

22:18

In episode 50, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses the topic of "energy leakage" as it applies to technique problems during lifting. He goes into detail as to how to spot these issues, how the effect the body and ways in which …

Elbow Pain 101

February 17th, 2019

30:51

In episode 49, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses how to find the source of elbow pain so you can craft together an efficient fix and get back to lifting pain free! 

Back Mechanics With Dr. Stuart McGill

February 10th, 2019

53:01

In episode 48, Dr. Stuart McGill (the foremost authority in the world in low back mechanics and injury) stops by for his 2nd time on the podcast to discuss whether back round is acceptable during deadlifts, …

Barbell Squatting 101

February 3rd, 2019

24:48

In episode 47, Dr. Aaron Horschig sits down and discusses the basic fundamental points to squatting with a barbell. 

Why Wear A Weightlifting Belt?

January 27th, 2019

17:56

In episode 46 of the podcast, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses how and why a weightlifting belt is used. He shares personal experiences and a few research articles on how a belt changes your lifting! 

The Overhead Athlete (Roundtable Discussion)

January 20th, 2019

40:30

Episode 45 is the first roundtable discussion as Mike Reinold, Dan Pope and Kiefer Lammi join the show. We talk screening overhead injuries and …

5 Tips To Improve Your Snatch

January 13th, 2019

1:19:10

In episode 44, Olympian Chad Vaughn gives his top 5 tips to improve your snatch technique, decrease your risk of injury and hit that next PR! 

How to Breathe When Lifting Heavy

January 6th, 2019

19:40

In episode 43, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses how to breathe correctly with the Valsalva maneuver when attempting to lift heavy weight. 

Fixing The Front Rack

December 30th, 2018

29:27

In episode 42, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses how to fix a front rack problem (low or uneven elbows during a front squat or clean). He breaks down mobility issues at the wrist, thoracic spine and lats and how to fix weak …

Muscle Science 101 with Layne Norton

December 23rd, 2018

1:01:39

In episode 41, Layne Norton sits down to discuss how muscle is grown and maintained through muscle protein synthesis. We dive deep into nutrition and how you can maximize your muscle growth! 

Tendon Pain with Jill Cook

December 16th, 2018

1:13:52

In episode 40 of the podcast, Professor Jill Cook shares her expertise on how tendon injuries occur and the proper steps you should take in …

Strength Science With Dr. Andy Galpin

December 9th, 2018

1:09:57

In episode 39, Dr. Andy Galpin joins the show to discuss the science behind how strength is built and maintained. Dr. Galpin is a tenured Professor …

Powerlifting Injuries With JP Price

December 2nd, 2018

1:20:56

In episode 38, elite powerlifter JP Price (only man to squat 1000 lbs & bench 600 lbs) sits down and talks about his recent injuries, future surgery and numerous other powerlifting topics.

McGill Big 3 For Core Stability

November 25th, 2018

42:34

In episode 37, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses the McGill Big 3 (three essential core stability exercises from renowned spine expert Dr. Stuart McGill).

The Worst Squat Injury Ever

November 18th, 2018

1:20:44

Josiah O'Brien was crushed under 655 lbs during a powerlifting meet, tearing almost every ligament & tendon in BOTH KNEES. We discuss his injury, rehab and numerous training topics!

The Road To The 1000 lb Squat With Kelly Branton

November 11th, 2018

49:46

In episode 35, elite powerlifter Kelly Branton joins the show. We talk everything from injury and rehab in Kelly's pursuit of a 1,000 lb squat as well as programming and even bench technique!

Hip Mobility 101

November 4th, 2018

26:34

In episode 34 of the podcast, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses all things hip mobility. There are three main factors that can change your mobility (soft …

Low Back Pain With Dr. Stuart McGill

October 28th, 2018

1:21:53

In episode 33 of the podcast, Dr. Stuart McGill stops by to talk everything from low back pain to enhancing core stability. Dr. McGill is considered to be the foremost expert in the world on spine biomechanics and low …

Lifting After The Age of 50

October 21st, 2018

13:10

In episode 32 of the podcast, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses the myth that lifting weights is bad for those over the age of 50.

Fixing Lateral Hip Pain

October 14th, 2018

29:27

In episode 31 of the podcast, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses the common injury of lateral hip pain (Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome). You'll find out how to identify this injury and the best steps to take to kick start …

Fixing the Twisting Squat Fault

October 6th, 2018

22:48

In episode 30 of the podcast, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses WHY a twist may occur in your squat and HOW to go about finding the right solution to …

Fixing Piriformis Syndrome

September 30th, 2018

22:24

In episode 29 of the podcast, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses how to screen and fix piriformis syndrome. This is one of the most common injuries that creates pain deep in your glutes and possible radiating pain down the …

The Single Leg Bridge Screen

September 23rd, 2018

13:14

In episode 28, Dr. Aaron Horschig shares a simple screen he performs with every athlete he evaluates to help uncover coordination issues in how we produce hip extension that lead to technique problems and injury.

Fixing The Off Balance Squat

September 16th, 2018

23:37

In episode 27, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses how to fix one of the most common technique faults when performing the squat - becoming off balance.

Fixing Hip Flexor Pain

September 2nd, 2018

26:38

In episode 26 of the podcast, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses how to fix that nagging hip flexor pain!

Fixing A Groin Strain

August 26th, 2018

27:52

In episode 25 of the podcast, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses how to fix the dreaded groin strain (adductor strain). This is one of the most common forms of groin pain in athletes and commonly occurs all at once (not a …

Fixing The 'Good Morning' Squat

August 19th, 2018

18:53

In episode 24, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses WHY the 'good morning' or 'stripper squat' fault occurs and HOW to fix it!

Fixing Hip Impingement

August 12th, 2018

28:10

In episode 23, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses how to kick start the rehab process when dealing with a hip impingement or FAI. This is a common hip injury that brings out a pinch or blocked like pain in the front of your …

Training Programming with Greg Nuckols

August 5th, 2018

1:21:13

Episode 22 is the 2nd interview show! Today Dr. Aaron Horschig is joined by strength & exercise science expert Greg Nuckols. Greg is a …

Fixing The Rounded Back Squat

July 29th, 2018

18:20

In episode 21 of the podcast, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses how to fix the dreaded rounded back technique fault during the squat. You'll not only …

Groin Pain 101

July 22nd, 2018

27:27

In episode 20 of the podcast, Dr. Aaron Horschig dives deep into the topic of hip pain, specifically how to screen your body for what kind of groin pain you're experiencing (hip flexor or adductor strain and hip …

Is Youth Weight Lifting Safe?

July 15th, 2018

17:21

In Episode 19 of the podcast, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses the controversial topic: is weight training for children dangerous?

To Stretch or Not To Stretch

July 8th, 2018

28:37

In episode 18 of the podcast, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses the topic of stretching, how it actually works to improve flexibility and whether or not …

Squat Anatomy 201 (Femur Length)

July 1st, 2018

18:25

In episode 17 of the podcast, Dr. Aaron Horschig dives into the topic of how femur length compared to torso length can change your squat mechanics. He then gives some practical take aways so you can find the best squat …

Applying The Joint By Joint Concept

June 24th, 2018

19:46

In episode 16 of the podcast we expand on the Joint By Joint Concept from the previous episode and give some practical application!

The Joint By Joint Concept

June 17th, 2018

27:23

In episode 15 of the podcast we discuss one of the most influential approaches to understanding the body and how it works: the joint by joint concept.

Fixing IT Band Pain

June 11th, 2018

29:11

In episode 14 of the podcast, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses how IT Band starts and how to kick-start the healing process!

Squat Anatomy

June 3rd, 2018

25:56

In episode 13 of the podcast, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses how individual differences in anatomy can change your squat technique. Understanding how anatomy dictates what feels "normal" to you will help you perform to …

Chad Vaughn & Cheryl Haworth Interview

May 20th, 2018

1:41:19

Episode 12 is the first interview show, and who best than 2 olympians! Chad Vaughn and Cheryl Haworth are two of the most decorated olympic …

Anatomy 101: Glute Medius

May 13th, 2018

18:10

In episode 11 of the podcast we dive into the anatomy of your body and learn about the glute medius - an important muscle in maintaining quality …

Hip Vs Quad Dominant Squats

May 6th, 2018

34:28

In episode 10 Dr. Aaron Horschig debunks the myth that certain squats are "Quad Dominant" or "Hip Dominant" and backs it up with the latest research!

Low Bar vs High Bar Squat

April 29th, 2018

18:38

In episode 9 we dive into the science of the squat to discover the differences between the low bar vs high bar variations of the back squat!

Patellar Compression Syndrome

April 22nd, 2018

32:45

Do you have knee pain? Patellar Compression Syndrome is one of the most common forms of knee pain barbell athletes sustain that gradually creeps up over time. Learn today WHAT this injury is and HOW to fix it!

The Technique Continuum

April 15th, 2018

29:26

In episode 7 we discuss how to evaluate technique & help you understand how to separate great technique from acceptable and poor quality. It's often easy to explain perfect technique, but how do you know where the …

The Squat: Toes Forward or Angled?

April 8th, 2018

21:39

In episode 6 of the show we discuss whether you should have your toes pointing forward or angled to the side when squatting!

Barbell Training: Shoes or No Shoes?

April 2nd, 2018

27:39

In Episode 5 of the Podcast, we discuss the types of shoes (or lack there of) you may see athletes wearing in the gym & how to find the best pair for your body!

Patellar & Quad Tendon Pain

March 25th, 2018

36:38

In this episode we dive deep into one of the most prevalent causes of knee pain with strength athletes - patellar and quad tendon injuries. Dr. Aaron Horschig not only discusses how someone develops pain at either of …

The Tripod Foot

March 18th, 2018

15:16

Your foot sets the foundation for quality technique & powerful movement. As an athlete, understanding how to set your foot in a tripod is …

Knee Pain 101

March 10th, 2018

17:33

Episode 2 of the show dives into the basics of WHY we develop knee pain as strength athletes. These injuries don't often come all at once (like when …

The Foundation

February 22nd, 2018

14:43

In episode 1 of the podcast, Dr. Aaron Horschig introduces the WHY behind Squat University and the format for the upcoming podcast! We then dive in deep into the 'The Foundation' of a movement first approach to training …

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