NFPT Live: The Squat: Knees Over Toes or Not? – Ep 49


Whether you squat with knees over the toes or not depends on multiple factors. Health history, past exercise experience, current health condition, goals, and biomechanics all play into the big decision of how to squat.

Watch the episode to hear a full-circle discussion on this topic.

In this episode we talked about:

  • History of Knees Over Toes Thinking (2:15)
  • An Effective Cue (4:20)
  • Have Clients Squat with Cues to Observe Natural Patterns (5:12)
  • Create Body Awareness (6:00)
  • Look at Limb Length (7:00)
  • Proper Squat Progression Article (9:10)
  • Audience Feedback (10:28)
  • Teach the Hip Hinge (11:20)
  • Avoid Excessive or Premature Knee Movement (14:25)
  • Look at the Individual (16:10)

NFPT Live Episode #49

Some of our viewers said:

I have been told do a squat like your sitting on s chair behind you.
“Keep your squats low and your standards high”- Anon



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Beverly Hosford, MA teaches anatomy and body awareness using a skeleton named Andy, balloons, play-doh, ribbons, guided visualizations, and corrective exercises. She is an instructor, author, and a business coach for fitness professionals. Learn how to help your clients sleep better with in Bev's NFPT Sleep Coach Program and dive deeper into anatomy in her NFPT Fundamentals of Anatomy Course.
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