Front Vs Back Squats: Understanding How Bar Positions Completely Alters an Exercise

Bar Positioning is one of the most popular ways to alter the challenges and goals of a squat. The most common squat variations include front and back loaded sqauts. Both are effective at building strength in the Hips, Legs, and back; however the slight variation in weight placement can alter our movement pattern, muscles targeted and the amount of weight we are able to lift.

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High vs Low Volume Training Adaptations

What are the training adaptation you would expect with….

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High Volume (lower intensity) Training

  • Increased Muscle Size
  • Increase Lean Body Mass
  • Decrease Body Fat
  • Increased metabolic rate
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Low Volume(High Intensity) Training

  • Increased neuromuscular efficiency
  • Increased rate of force production
  • Increased motor unit recruitment
  • Increased rate coding
  • Increased motor unit synchronization

Understanding the goal you are trying to accomplish, should lead the training model that you are following. If you have any questions about setting up a training program, or are looking for individualized training programs, please reach out, compasshealthperformance@gmail.com

Week 1: 7 exercises for Building an “Athletic Core”

An athlete’s core needs to be stable! Too often the the fitness industry push core exercises that lack the proper amounts of load, task specificity, and also lack dynamic motion. In this article I cover 7 exercises that will greatly improve an athletes core training!

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