At our Squat Therapy Workshop, you will learn
What contributes to the perfect squat
Advantages of maximising a heavy squat
What a good squat feels like
Common problems and limitations
Why these deficits reduce efficiency of the squat
How to build the perfect squat
Come to our workshop to maximise your potential in the squat.
Lift Off CrossFit
Unit 1, Twyford Business Centre
London Road, Bishops Stortford
Sunday, September 10thth 2017
Please arrive at 10:45 for coffee
Start 11am – Finish 1pm
Tickets available through Eventbrite
Price per single ticket £50
Squat Therapy Workshop Details
Why squat? The squat is a vital, natural, and functional component of your being. In the bottom position, the squat is nature’s intended sitting posture. Only in the industrialised world we find the need for chairs, couches, benches, and stools. This comes at a loss of functionality that contributes immensely to decrepitude.
On the athletic front, the squat is the quintessential hip extension exercise, and hip extension is the foundation of human movement. Powerful, controlled hip extension is necessary and nearly sufficient for elite athleticism. “Necessary” in that without powerful, controlled hip extension you are not functioning anywhere near your potential. “Sufficient” in the sense that everyone we’ve met with the capacity to explosively open the hip could also run, jump, throw, and punch with impressive force. Secondarily, but no less important, the squat is among those exercises eliciting a potent neuroendocrine response which will help you get stronger. This benefit is ample reason for an exercise’s inclusion in your regimen.
Weak glutes and hamstrings are among the causes of bad squats. So are poor engagement, weak control, or lack of awareness of the glutes and hamstrings.
Intrigued? Watch the video below!
I’m Craig Hardingham, owner of the Injury Active Clinics and Co-owner of Lift Off CrossFit in Bishops Stortford. I run quarterly workshops for those looking to learn how to squat or for a deeper understanding on how to improve it. The squat should be the fundamental movement you train in your strength programme to improve your athletic potential. If you want to lift more or run further and faster then you need to be squatting.
Your CrossFit coaches, running coaches, personal trainers will be educating you on how to squat based on sound biomechanics for all. But what are the limitations of you the individual? With understanding, you can work with these limitations rather than against them.
Advanced knowledge based on your own unique biomechanics will help you avoid injury. You will also be able to push your training into the zone of most efficiency.
The sessions are friendly, fun and interactive. We welcome all levels of experience into the learning environment and love to see new faces. Hope to see you there.
What people say about our Squat workshop
I initially started working with the team at Injury Active to treat a shoulder injury. Their therapists are dedicated and knowledgeable so when I saw an advert for their Squat Clinic I signed up straight away.I’d been fairly happy with my squat although did have some issues with one knee tracking in. Since completing the clinic, and implementing exercises and cues provided at the session, my squat has improved massively. Coaches have commented on the changes and importantly I now know what I ought to be feeling during the movement. The info sheets which accompanied the session were particularly useful, I have them pinned to my fridge and can often be found practicing ‘the Russian baby maker’ whilst waiting for the kettle to boil! I would highly recommend the Squat Clinic.
– Stefanie King; Gym user
The squat had been one of my biggest weaknesses in the gym for multiple reasons but I have seen such a major improvement in my range of motion and general confidence since taking the squat therapy session with Injury Active. It’s also been noticed by my Crossfit coaches which is awesome! It’s a group session where you learn a lot about the mechanics of the movement but Craig really took the time to assess each person and advise on the individual things we needed to work on. I took a lot from the class and the prescribed mobility is now a regular part of my weekly routine. Can’t recommend it enough!
– Sian Down; Crossfitter
I am a keen runner who has been injured more times than I care to remember over the past couple of years. My search for answers led me to discover Craig’s Squat Workshop, which I attended in April. I have known for some time that the probable cause of my running related injuries is down to a total lack of strength training, however, I have always been worried about incorporating squats into my training schedule due to the fear of performing then incorrectly and injure myself further.
The Squat Workshop taught me to perform the correct technique for several squats types as well as to understand how to work on factors that limit the ability to perform the various squats correctly, such as ankle mobility and hip tightness.
As a result of attending the workshop, I am now armed with the knowledge and confidence to be able to incorporate strength training sessions into my weekly training, including both squats and lunges. I am confident that I am well on the path to breaking the continual cycle of training/injury that has plagued me up until now and I feel that my goal of a Good for Age London Marathon qualifying time is now a realistic possibility thanks to Craig’s excellent knowledge and expertise.
– Matt Walters; Runner