Why do we deload? To build, grow, adapt, recover and prepare.

In all traditional strength programs, skill acquisitions, sport specific training or any fitness venture for that matter, exists what is commonly referred to as a Deload. This is a short period of time in which an athlete intentionally lowers volume, intensity or loading in their program with the intention of increasing strength and progress in the long term.

Squats-Don't Ride The Line

I have been asked many times about squatting below parallel.  For this response, I am going to move beyond all the Old School thought processes on why squatting below parallel is bad for the knees.  We have moved well beyond that and know it is BS.  It has been proven incorrect time and time again by professionals way smarter than me.  Instead, I want to focus on the performance aspect of the squat.