Squat University

By Dr. Aaron Horschig

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

Episode Date
Fixing Hip Impingement
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 hip as you move into a deep squat.
Aug 12, 2018
Training Programming with Greg Nuckols
Episode 22 is the 2nd interview show! Today Dr. Aaron Horschig is joined by strength & exercise science expert Greg Nuckols. Greg is a powerlifter and avid researcher who puts out a ton of amazing content on Strongerbyscience.com. Today we chat about all things programming, and focus on the sub-topic of training frequency! Enjoy.
Aug 05, 2018
Fixing The Rounded Back Squat
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 learn why the fault occurs (poor core stability) but also how to fix it!
Jul 29, 2018
Groin Pain 101
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 impingement).
Jul 22, 2018
Is Youth Weight Lifting Safe?
In Episode 19 of the podcast, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses the controversial topic: is weight training for children dangerous?
Jul 15, 2018
To Stretch or Not To Stretch
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 you should be doing it before your workout!
Jul 08, 2018
Squat Anatomy 201 (Femur Length)
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 for your body!
Jul 01, 2018
Applying The Joint By Joint Concept
In episode 16 of the podcast we expand on the Joint By Joint Concept from the previous episode and give some practical application!
Jun 24, 2018
The Joint By Joint Concept
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.
Jun 17, 2018
Fixing IT Band Pain
In episode 14 of the podcast, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses how IT Band starts and how to kick-start the healing process!
Jun 11, 2018
Squat Anatomy
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 your greatest potential!
Jun 03, 2018
Chad Vaughn & Cheryl Haworth Interview
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 weightlifters in United States history! We dive deep into technique, programming, the mental approach to lifting big weight and how to manage injuries common to weightlifting!
May 20, 2018
Anatomy 101: Glute Medius
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 technique and powerful performances under the barbell!
May 13, 2018
Hip Vs Quad Dominant Squats
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!
May 06, 2018
Low Bar vs High Bar Squat
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!
Apr 29, 2018
Patellar Compression Syndrome
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!
Apr 22, 2018
The Technique Continuum
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 quality of your lifts stand? Find out today!
Apr 15, 2018
The Squat: Toes Forward or Angled?
In episode 6 of the show we discuss whether you should have your toes pointing forward or angled to the side when squatting!
Apr 08, 2018
Barbell Training: Shoes or No Shoes?
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!
Apr 02, 2018
Patellar & Quad Tendon Pain
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 these tendons but a few ways you can kick start your own healing process.
Mar 25, 2018
The Tripod Foot
Your foot sets the foundation for quality technique & powerful movement. As an athlete, understanding how to set your foot in a tripod is essential to perfecting technique & improving performance.
Mar 18, 2018
Knee Pain 101
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 a football player tears his ACL) but instead are due to a culumination of micro-trauma sustained at the knee joint due to poor movement quality. Today we break down how to screen your body to find the underlying cause of WHY you developed knee pain using a method called the 'Joint-by-Joint' Approach.
Mar 10, 2018
The Foundation
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 and how this mindset can not only keep you performing at your best but limit potential injuries in the future!
Feb 22, 2018