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Squat University

131 EpisodesProduced by Dr. Aaron HorschigWebsite

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

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Build YOUR Hybrid Ability (MUSCLE SIZE & STRENGTH) with Nam Thomas

April 20th, 2022

42:04

In episode 126, Nam Thomas (elite powerlifter and bodybuilder) joins the show to talk all things training! 

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Shoulder Pain With Bench Press for 4 YEARS (REAL PATIENT STORY)

February 21st, 2022

17:59

In episode 125 you'll hear the story and evaluation of a recent patient who had been dealing with shoulder pain for 4 years during the bench press.

9 Year Old Powerlifter (IS IT SAFE?!) ft. Jordan Mica

December 29th, 2021

44:19

In episode 124 9 year old powerlifter Jordan Mica & his father Jason Mica join the podcast to discuss youth lifting as well as their "golden …

Weightlifting OUT OF THE OLYMPICS & Wrist Positioning When Lifting Overhead (feat. Chad Vaughn)

December 16th, 2021

52:52

In episode 123, 2x Olympian Chad Vaughn stops by to talk about the recent announcement by the IOC and wrist positioning when lifting overhead! 

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Quick Tip: Should You Wear Orthotics for Flat Feet or Foot Problems?

November 22nd, 2021

26:19

In episode 122, we have a "Quick Tip" on all things orthotics. What they are and if you should wear them for foot pain or to fix flat feet! 

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How To Lift Atlas Stones: Should You Flex Your Spine? (feat. Martins Licis & Dr. Stuart McGill)

November 1st, 2021

47:16

In episode 121, Martins Licis (the 2019 World's Strongest Man) and Dr. Stuart McGill (the world's foremost authority on back mechanics) join for an amazing conversation on all things atlas stone lifting. We touch on …

3 Shoe Features You NEED To Know About

September 28th, 2021

29:08

In episode 120, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses 3 parts of shoes you need to learn about in order to make the best possible footwear choice for your body (toe box, toe spring, and the amount of heel lift). 

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Fix Squat "Crazy Feet" With Contraption Squats! (feat. 2x Olympian Chad Vaughn)

September 16th, 2021

58:02

In episode 119, 2x Olympian Chad Vaughn stops by to discuss a novel way to fix squat technique issues - contraption squats! The full YouTube video …

We were WRONG about "Plantar Fasciitis" (feat. Ray McClanahan)

August 24th, 2021

1:05:54

In episode 118, Dr. Ray McClanahan (inventor of Correct Toes) stops by to talk about the most common cause of foot pain - plantar fasciitis! Today you'll learn the why behind the pain and how to properly fix it! 

Prior …

Improve Lifting Mobility With The Exaggeration Method (feat. Olympian Chad Vaughn)

August 5th, 2021

36:00

In episode 117, 2x Olympian Chad Vaughn stops by to talk about a novel way to improve mobility and technique in your lifting called the exaggeration method. 

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Barbell Basics & What Chocolate Chip Cookies/Guinness Beer Can Teach You About Lifting (feat. Dr. Michael Hartle)

July 22nd, 2021

1:07:26

In episode 116, Dr. Michael Hartle stops by. We talk about his background in powerlifting, his approach to training and rehab from injuries and lessons he has learned along the way from people he has worked with like …

She Started Lifting at 70 Years Old! (Interview with Joan MacDonald)

June 28th, 2021

42:40

In episode 115, Joan MacDonald stops by the show. Joan didn’t start her fitness journey until age 70 and 5 years later she is absolutely killing it. …

Ed Coan & Dr. Stuart McGill Talk Performance, Injury Avoidance and Longevity When Lifting

June 7th, 2021

1:04:08

In episode 114, Ed Coan & Dr. Stuart McGill sit down for a conversation on all things back mechanics when lifting. Dr. McGill is THE foremost authority on back mechanics in the world. His entire career has centered …

Powerlifting Wisdom & A Minimalism Approach To Training (feat. Marty Gallagher)

May 28th, 2021

1:04:05

In episode 113, Dr. Aaron Horschig sits down with a legend in the powerlifting world, Marty Gallagher. We discuss some of the finer points of technique and his unique approach to a minimalism routine for training. 

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Blood Flow Restriction Training? (WHAT it is and WHY use it)

May 20th, 2021

52:04

In episode 112, Dr. Aaron Horschig breaks down BFR training. You'll learn the basics of WHAT it is, WHY you need to use it and HOW to apply it to …

How To Squat Like An Olympic Weightlifter (feat. 2x Olympian Chad Vaughn)

April 22nd, 2021

1:19:18

In episode 111, Dr. Aaron Horschig sits down with Chad Vaughn to discuss squatting like an Olympic Lifter (EXTREME DEPTH!!!)

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Kettlebells for Powerlifting & Tips For Your Squat, Bench and Deadlift (feat. Donnie Thompson)

April 1st, 2021

1:04:11

In episode 110, Dr. Aaron Horschig sits down with Donnie Thompson. Donnie is one of the strongest humans to ever walk the planet. He is the first powerlifter to total 3000 lbs and has 8 all-time world records. The …

The Ultimate Kettlebell Tutorial (feat. Brett Jones of StrongFirst)

March 18th, 2021

54:37

In episode 109, Dr. Aaron Horschig sits down with Brett Jones of StrongFirst. Brett has taught kettlebell techniques and principles since 2003. He has also taught alongside some greats in the field such as Gray Cook and …

How To Recover From Injuries (Interview From Matt Vincent's UMSO Podcast)

March 11th, 2021

2:07:47

In episode 108, Dr. Aaron Horschig sits down with Matt Vincent of the UMSO podcast to discuss recovery from injury. They touch on whether or not you …

Do Tight Hamstrings Create Back Pain?

February 18th, 2021

14:46

In episode 107, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses the age old question, "Do Tight Hamstrings Lead to Back Pain?" 

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How To Become A Great Coach (Mind Pump Interview)

February 11th, 2021

1:02:06

In episode 106, Dr. Aaron Horschig speaks with the guys of the well known Mind Pump podcast. We have a great discussion on how to become a great coach, ways to improve communication skills as a young professional and …

Fixing Injuries In Strength Athletes & New Book (Interview From Barbell Shrugged)

January 20th, 2021

1:34:26

In episode 105, Dr. Aaron Horschig joins the team from Barbell Shrugged. They discuss rehabbing from injuries, optimizing lifting technique, and the new book 'Rebuilding Milo.'

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How to Build Complete Athletes With Proper Programming (feat. Joe Kenn)

January 14th, 2021

1:34:21

In episode 104, Coach Joe Kenn stops by. He has been a leader in the strength and conditioning field for over 3 decades and has worked at the …

Is Back Flexion Bad When Lifting? (feat. Dr. Stuart McGill)

January 1st, 2021

55:19

This episode is #48 of the SquatU Podcast and is one of the "Top 5" podcasts so far in the show's history! Dr. Stuart McGill (the foremost authority in the world in low back mechanics and injury) stops by for his 2nd …

Low Back Pain & Core Stability ft. Dr. Andrew Lock (TOP 5 PODCAST COUNTDOWN - #2)

December 29th, 2020

1:07:28

This episode is #97 of the SquatU Podcast and is one of the "Top 5" podcasts so far in the show's history! Dr. Andrew Lock stops by and e discuss all things core stability, back pain rehab and how decipher bad research.

Pre-Workout Vs Salt feat. Stan Efferding (TOP 5 PODCAST COUNTDOWN - #3)

December 18th, 2020

1:01:59

This episode is #95 of the SquatU Podcast and is one of the "Top 5" podcasts so far in the show's history! In this episode, Stan Efferding (the founder of 'The Vertical Diet') joins the show. Dr. Horschig and Stan take …

Squatting 1000 lbs Barefoot & Optimizing Recovery with Chris Duffin (TOP 5 PODCAST COUNTDOWN - #4)

December 9th, 2020

1:35:58

This episode is #81 of the SquatU Podcast and is one of the "Top 5" podcasts so far in the show's history! In this show, Chris Duffin of Kabuki Strength joins the show. The first portion of this episode is filled with …

Knee Pain 101 (TOP 5 PODCAST COUNTDOWN - #5)

December 2nd, 2020

19:51

If you're dealing with knee pain you NEED to listen to this episode. This episode originally aired in 2018 and is one of the "Top 5" podcasts so far in the show's history! Enjoy.

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Back Pain, McGill Big 3 and a 1306 lbs Squat (feat. Brian Carroll)

November 20th, 2020

1:18:09

In episode 103, elite powerlifter, coach and author Brian Carroll stops by. We talk all things back pain, rehab and lifting. Be sure to check out …

Uncovering Movement Problems Is The Secret To PAIN FREE Performance (feat. Gray Cook)

October 27th, 2020

1:25:49

In episode 102, Gray Cook (founder of Functional Movement Systems, the FMS test and author of the book 'Movement' & 'Athletic Body In Balance') stops by the show.

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Core Stability 101

October 8th, 2020

33:42

In episode 101, Dr. Aaron Horschig breaks down everything there is to know about CORE STABILITY!

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New Book Sneak Peak!! (Hear the Intro)

September 25th, 2020

19:20

100 episodes!!!! For this episode Dr. Aaron Horschig gives you a sneak peak to his next book Rebuilding Milo that comes out January 2021 by reading the introduction for the book! Enjoy! 

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Why Some Can't Squat With Feet Forward

September 17th, 2020

20:51

In episode 99, Dr. Aaron Horschig breaks down why some athletes can't squat with their feet forward due to their anatomy! 

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What Causes Low Back Pain?

September 3rd, 2020

42:34

In episode 98, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses how back injuries occur. He specifically goes over disc bulges, end plate fractures, spondys, facet joint …

Core Stability, Back Pain Rehab & Bad Research with Dr. Andrew Lock

August 21st, 2020

1:08:49

In episode 97, Dr. Andrew Lock stops by the podcast. We discuss all things core stability, back pain rehab and how decipher bad research. 

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The GREATEST Powerlifter of All Time: Ed Coan

July 31st, 2020

1:18:50

In episode 96, Ed Coan stops by to talk about all things lifting. This episode covers Ed's approach to training, ways of working around injuries and methods to keep lifting for the rest of your life.

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How To Optimize Nutrition To Enhance Performance With Stan Efferding

July 24th, 2020

1:01:19

In episode 95, Stan Efferding (the founder of 'The Vertical Diet') joins the show. Dr. Horschig and Stan take a deep dive into nutrition and how you can maximize your performance and body composition (whether you're …

Fix Your Knee Pain: Part 3 (The Rehab Plan)

July 11th, 2020

44:49

In episode 94, Dr. Aaron Horschig continues his series on knee pain by discussing how he structures the rehab plan. We break down mobility fixes, …

Fix Your Knee Pain: Part 2 (Movement Screening)

June 22nd, 2020

35:23

In episode 93, Dr. Aaron Horschig continues his series on knee pain by discussing how he goes about the screening process for the patients he works with.. 

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Fix Your Knee Pain: Part 1 (What Kind Of Pain Do You Have?)

June 12th, 2020

30:31

In episode 92, Dr. Aaron Horschig opens a series on knee pain. This first episode covers three common forms of knee pain (patellofemoral pain, IT Band Syndrome, and quad/patellar tendonopathy). 

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How Protein Can Improve Sleep Quality with Eric Helms

May 25th, 2020

55:46

In episode 91, Eric Helms stops by to discuss all things sleep. We dive into how protein and caffeine consumption can affect sleep!

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Are Deep Squats Bad For The Knees?

May 14th, 2020

31:46

In episode 90, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses the science behind the common question, "Are deep squats bad for me?" 

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How to Maintain Strength When You Can't Get To The Gym

May 1st, 2020

14:08

In episode 89, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses two ways to help you maintain your strength and technique coordination when you can't get to the gym. The methods discussed today: increased time under tension and …

Why Your Shoes Suck (Interview with Dr. Ray McClanahan)

April 17th, 2020

1:04:53

In episode 88, Dr. Ray McClanahan of Correct Toes stopes by and tells us why your shoes suck, how they're shaping your foot into an unnatural shape and hurting your performance. 

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The Complete Guide to Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) with Dr. Mario Novo [Part 2]

April 10th, 2020

1:21:20

In episode 87, Dr. Mario Novo stops by the show to discuss all things blood flow restriction (BFR) training. This is part 2 of our conversation!

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The Complete Guide to Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) with Dr. Mario Novo [Part 1]

April 3rd, 2020

1:27:19

In episode 86, Dr. Mario Novo stops by the show to discuss all things blood flow restriction (BFR) training. This episode was originally 3 hours long, part 2 will come out next week! 

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How to Fix a Hip Shift

March 23rd, 2020

19:44

In episode 85, Dr. Aaron Horschig breaks down how to go about fixing a hip shift during the squat. He breaks down how to screen and fix problems in mobility and stability to help you find the WHY behind your problem …

Trigger Points & Building A Social Media Fitness Brand with @JoeTherapy

March 11th, 2020

58:05

In episode 84, Joe Yoon aka @JoeTherapy stops by to talk all things stretching and soft tissue work along with how he built his Instagram to 1.3 …

The Ultimate Deadlift Warm Up

February 28th, 2020

26:17

In episode 83, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses how to warm up for deadlifts. If you'd like to watch the full YouTube video version of this podcast with …

You Need to STOP Using ICE! (Interview with Gary Reinl)

February 20th, 2020

1:06:04

In episode 82, Gary Reinl (author of "ICED! The Illusionary Treatment Option") discusses why we were SO WRONG about icing injuries and sore muscles. 

How to Recover from Heavy Lifting, Blood Flow Restriction and Barefoot Training (Interview With Chris Duffin)

February 10th, 2020

1:33:39

In episode 81 of the podcast, Chris Duffin of Kabuki Strength joins the show. The first portion of this episode is filled with practical takeaways that can help you in your path to moving bigger weight with better …

Science + Hard Work = PRs (Interview with Coach Travis Mash)

January 28th, 2020

49:46

In episode 80 of the podcast, weightlifting coach Travis Mash sits down to to talk about the science of "post activation potentiation" and how it can be applied to hitting new PRs and breaking through plateaus. We …

How Poor Movement Creates Injury with Dr. Shirley Sahrmann

January 17th, 2020

56:48

On episode 79 show I had the honor to sit down with one of the most influential people in the world of physical therapy – Shirley Sahrmann. Years ago, the physical therapy world was very much so a manual based treatment …

The Squat: Should You Bounce Out Of The Bottom?

January 1st, 2020

14:58

In episode 78, Dr. Aaron Horschig answers the question, “should I bounce out of the bottom of my squat?" The answer is not as simple as you think and …

Are You Still Doing 'Empty Cans'?

November 14th, 2019

15:56

In episode 77, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses the 'empty can' exercise, WHY it's a bad idea & what you can do in place to help improve shoulder …

Why I Stopped Doing Sit Ups!

October 31st, 2019

21:32

In episode 76, I discuss WHY I stopped doing sit ups! To learn more about the topic and see the research I discuss in this podcast, check out this blog article:

Fixing Knee Cave (Strength Vs Stability)

October 24th, 2019

27:42

In episode 75 of the podcast, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses how to improve knee stability through a step-by-step approach. 

1. Correct technique from …

2 Fast Ways to PR Your Squat (Interview With Travis Mash)

October 17th, 2019

54:27

In episode 74, Coach Travis Mash stops by the show to discuss all things weightlifting. We touch on the "absolutes" of training, ways to analyze …

My Pre Olympic Lifting Warm Up

October 3rd, 2019

26:52

In episode 73, Dr. Aaron Horschig unveils his exact warm up before picking up the barbell for performing the snatch or clean & jerk! He then …

Achilles Tendon Pain 101

September 30th, 2019

23:29

In episode 72, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses WHY Achilles tendon pain begins and HOW this injury progresses. If you'd like to learn more about this injury, check out this blog:

Shoulder Pain 101

September 19th, 2019

38:51

In episode 71. Dr. Aaron Horschig goes in depth into the factors that create shoulder pain when lifting (anatomy, mobility, stability & …

Shoulder Assessment & Treatment with Eric Cressey

September 9th, 2019

57:57

In episode 70 I got to sit down and chat with Eric Cressey. Eric is the owner of Cressey Sports Performance and the foremost authority on strength and conditioning specific for overhead athletes. In this episode, we …

The Art of Coaching with Brett Bartholomew

August 30th, 2019

1:02:58

In episode 69,  Brett Bartholomew stops by the show (some of you may know him as @CoachBrettB on Instagram). He’s the author of 'Conscious Coaching' …

Your MRI is NOT A Reflection of Your Back Pain!

August 20th, 2019

18:13

In episode 68, Dr. Aaron Horschig breaks down why you shouldn't place your complete trust in MRI results for low back pain. Research has estimated …

Training Tips, Blogging & Coaching GaryVee with Jordan Syatt

August 8th, 2019

45:10

In episode 67, I got the chance to sit down with Jordan Syatt. Now if you don’t know Jordan – you should. He is the epitome of the phrase – student …

5 Tips for Improving Jerk Technique (With 2x Olympian Chad Vaughn)

July 26th, 2019

57:19

In episode 66, 2x Olympian Chad Vaughn joins the show to give his top 5 tips for improving jerk technique! 

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Weightlifting Belts Don't Fix Back Pain

July 17th, 2019

17:46

In episode 65, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses the pro's and con's to using a weightlifting belt and whether or not you should be using a belt when …

My Pre Squat Warm Up Routine

July 2nd, 2019

35:18

In episode 64, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses how to perform a proper and efficient warm up when you get to the gym. No matter if you're squatting, …

Cautionary Exercises: Back Extension

June 18th, 2019

13:13

In episode 63, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses the pro's and con's of using the back extension exercise from a roman chair or GHD machine. He also share an alternative exercise that may be a better choice for you. 

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Men VS Women: Fatigue & Recovery Differences With Greg Nuckols

June 9th, 2019

1:05:13

In episode 62, Greg Nuckols stops by and discusses his masters thesis research on the differences in training fatigue and recovery between men and …

Cautionary Exercises: Reverse Hyper

May 26th, 2019

15:41

In episode 61, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses whether or not you should be using the reverse hyper as a part of your training and in returning from low …

Core Stability VS Strength

May 19th, 2019

13:47

In episode 60, Dr. Aaron Horschig breaks down the discussion: core strength or stability...which is way for a strength athlete to train this area of the body?! 

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Kelly Starrett of MobilityWOD

May 13th, 2019

1:24:12

In episode 59, Dr. Kelly Starrett of MobilityWOD stops by to talk all things social media, trends in physical therapy & coaching and why he chose the squat for Ep 1 of his famous YouTube series. 

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5 Tips To Improve Your Clean & Jerk (Interview with Chad Vaughn)

May 5th, 2019

1:17:05

In episode 58, 2x olympian Chad Vaughn joins the show and discusses his top 5 tips for improving your clean & jerk technique. In part 1 of this …

Shoulder Internal Rotation Mobility

April 28th, 2019

15:56

In episode 57, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses whether or not you need to work on improving shoulder internal rotation mobility, and what research shows …

World Record Weights & Chicken Shakes With Blaine Sumner

April 7th, 2019

38:36

In episode 56, powerlifting world champion Blaine Sumner stops by to talk everything from training, recovering from injuries and nutrition.

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Gluteal Amnesia With Dr. Stuart McGill

April 1st, 2019

34:22

In episode 55, Dr. Start McGill stops by to share the research and his experience with "gluteal amnesia." We also dive into whether or not tight …

Back Mechanics With Dr. Stuart McGill

March 28th, 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, …

Are Banded Joint Mobilizations Legit?

March 25th, 2019

20:40

In episode 54, Dr. Aaron Horschig talks all things banded joint mobilizations: what they aim to do, the research behind them and if you should be …

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! 

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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! 

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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! 


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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. 

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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! 

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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 (Interview with Chad Vaughn)

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! 

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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.

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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! 

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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.

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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).

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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?

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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!

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The Joint By Joint Concept

June 17th, 2018

27:23

In episode 16 of the podcast we discuss one of the most influential approaches to understanding the body and how it works: the joint by joint concept.

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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!

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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 …

Olympic Weightlifting 101 (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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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Patellar & Quad Tendon Pain

March 25th, 2018

36:38

In episode 4 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 these …

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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