Here I have 2 of my awesome NFL athletes & GSP sponsored pros @_hit_mann and @96_trel_44 performing 90 degree eccentric isometric squats. Before I get into eccentric isometrics I wanted to point out that squatting somewhere between 90 and parallel is optimal for human beings. And no 90 and parallel are not the same. A squat with 90 deg joint angles ends up being10-20 deg above parallel and parallel squats end up being 10-20 deg below 90. So will squatting deeper provide any benefit? Of course, for many folks an ass-to-grass squat will provide some benefit. However there will also be some consequences (eventually). Remember just because the human body can do something doesn’t mean that it should. Additionally, the human body is capable of many incredible things. However, not all of them are beneficial. And before you use the 3rd world squat analogy, just remember a passive 3rd world ATG squat is an entirely different movement than an active athletic squat. One is used for the purposes of chilling & hanging out and the other is used used for producing and absorbing force. Stop confusing the 2 as they serve 2 entirely different purposes. As for eccentric isometrics this simply describes a specific form of tempo or pause training. However the athlete uses their own somatosensory feedback & proprioception to find their optimal squat position. The 90 deg squat isn’t something I actually coach. Instead the athlete inevitably ends up finding it on their own if they employ proper eccentric isometrics. If they find a deeper position is better then I’ll gladly allow them to train that way. However I’ve yet to see a single case where this occurs. Read more in full article at LINK IN BIO or copy paste https://www.advancedhumanperformance.com/parallel-squats-versus-atg-squats-part-1 #injuryprevention #sportsinjury #squat #squats #squatting #barbellsquats #barbellsquat #squatfordays #squatguide #squatday #squateveryday #squatgoals #squatlife #squatsfordays #backsquat #backsquats #powerlifting #weightlifting #weighttraining #strengthtraining #drjoelseedman #eccentricisometrics #bodybuilding #strengthcoach #atgsquats #asstograss #asstograsssquats @dr.joelseedman_ahp dr.joelseedman_ahp Joel Seedman

  • Joel Seedman Here I have 2 of my awesome NFL athletes & GSP sponsored pros @_hit_mann and @96_trel_44 performing 90 degree eccentric isometric squats. Before I get into eccentric isometrics I wanted to point out that squatting somewhere between 90 and parallel is optimal for human beings. And no 90 and parallel are not the same. A squat with 90 deg joint angles ends up being10-20 deg above parallel and parallel squats end up being 10-20 deg below 90.
So will squatting deeper provide any benefit? Of course, for many folks an ass-to-grass squat will provide some benefit. However there will also be some consequences (eventually). Remember just because the human body can do something doesn’t mean that it should. Additionally, the human body is capable of many incredible things. However, not all of them are beneficial.
And before you use the 3rd world squat analogy, just remember a passive 3rd world ATG squat is an entirely different movement than an active athletic squat. One is used for the purposes of chilling & hanging out and the other is used used for producing and absorbing force. Stop confusing the 2 as they serve 2 entirely different purposes.
As for eccentric isometrics this simply describes a specific form of tempo or pause training. However the athlete uses their own somatosensory feedback & proprioception to find their optimal squat position. The 90 deg squat isn’t something I actually coach. Instead the athlete inevitably ends up finding it on their own if they employ proper eccentric isometrics. If they find a deeper position is better then I’ll gladly allow them to train that way. However I’ve yet to see a single case where this occurs. Read more in full article at LINK IN BIO or copy paste
https://www.advancedhumanperformance.com/parallel-squats-versus-atg-squats-part-1
#injuryprevention #sportsinjury #squat #squats #squatting #barbellsquats #barbellsquat #squatfordays #squatguide #squatday #squateveryday #squatgoals #squatlife #squatsfordays #backsquat #backsquats #powerlifting #weightlifting #weighttraining #strengthtraining #drjoelseedman #eccentricisometrics #bodybuilding #strengthcoach #atgsquats #asstograss #asstograsssquats

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  • Here I have 2 of my awesome NFL athletes & GSP sponsored pros @_hit_mann and @96_trel_44 performing 90 degree eccentric isometric squats. Before I get into eccentric isometrics I wanted to point out that squatting somewhere between 90 and parallel is optimal for human beings. And no 90 and parallel are not the same. A squat with 90 deg joint angles ends up being10-20 deg above parallel and parallel squats end up being 10-20 deg below 90. So will squatting deeper provide any benefit? Of course, for many folks an ass-to-grass squat will provide some benefit. However there will also be some consequences (eventually). Remember just because the human body can do something doesn’t mean that it should. Additionally, the human body is capable of many incredible things. However, not all of them are beneficial. And before you use the 3rd world squat analogy, just remember a passive 3rd world ATG squat is an entirely different movement than an active athletic squat. One is used for the purposes of chilling & hanging out and the other is used used for producing and absorbing force. Stop confusing the 2 as they serve 2 entirely different purposes. As for eccentric isometrics this simply describes a specific form of tempo or pause training. However the athlete uses their own somatosensory feedback & proprioception to find their optimal squat position. The 90 deg squat isn’t something I actually coach. Instead the athlete inevitably ends up finding it on their own if they employ proper eccentric isometrics. If they find a deeper position is better then I’ll gladly allow them to train that way. However I’ve yet to see a single case where this occurs. Read more in full article at LINK IN BIO or copy paste https://www.advancedhumanperformance.com/parallel-squats-versus-atg-squats-part-1 #injuryprevention #sportsinjury #squat #squats #squatting #barbellsquats #barbellsquat #squatfordays #squatguide #squatday #squateveryday #squatgoals #squatlife #squatsfordays #backsquat #backsquats #powerlifting #weightlifting #weighttraining #strengthtraining #drjoelseedman #eccentricisometrics #bodybuilding #strengthcoach #atgsquats #asstograss #asstograsssquats https://scontent-ams4-1.cdninstagram.com/v/t51.2885-15/e35/67074319_162477148213557_1639887951265165285_n.jpg?_nc_ht=scontent-ams4-1.cdninstagram.com&oh=14e38aec671e6ee19e7589349ccc129d&oe=5D5B949B dr.joelseedman_ahp

    Here I have 2 of my awesome NFL athletes & GSP sponsored pros @_hit_mann and @96_trel_44 performing 90 degree eccentric isometric squats. Before I get into eccentric isometrics I wanted to point out that squatting somewhere between 90 and parallel is optimal for human beings. And no 90 and parallel are not the same. A squat with 90 deg joint angles ends up being10-20 deg above parallel and parallel squats end up being 10-20 deg below 90.

    So will squatting deeper provide any benefit? Of course, for many folks an ass-to-grass squat will provide some benefit. However there will also be some consequences (eventually). Remember just because the human body can do something doesn’t mean that it should. Additionally, the human body is capable of many incredible things. However, not all of them are beneficial.
    And before you use the 3rd world squat analogy, just remember a passive 3rd world ATG squat is an entirely different movement than an active athletic squat. One is used for the purposes of chilling & hanging out and the other is used used for producing and absorbing force. Stop confusing the 2 as they serve 2 entirely different purposes.

    As for eccentric isometrics this simply describes a specific form of tempo or pause training. However the athlete uses their own somatosensory feedback & proprioception to find their optimal squat position. The 90 deg squat isn’t something I actually coach. Instead the athlete inevitably ends up finding it on their own if they employ proper eccentric isometrics. If they find a deeper position is better then I’ll gladly allow them to train that way. However I’ve yet to see a single case where this occurs. Read more in full article at LINK IN BIO or copy paste
    https://www.advancedhumanperformance.com/parallel-squats-versus-atg-squats-part-1

    #injuryprevention #sportsinjury #squat #squats #squatting #barbellsquats #barbellsquat #squatfordays #squatguide #squatday #squateveryday #squatgoals #squatlife #squatsfordays #backsquat #backsquats #powerlifting #weightlifting #weighttraining #strengthtraining #drjoelseedman #eccentricisometrics #bodybuilding #strengthcoach #atgsquats #asstograss #asstograsssquats

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hunterwalker4999 - Hunter Walker 18 hours ago

Why are these Olympic weight lifters trying to tell Football athletes how to train? Different sports require different methods of training. In weight lifting it's advantageous to squat atg so you can catch heavier weights in the clean & jerk. In football, however, you rarely see players in an atg stance on the field. You can't move explosively or blast somebody with your butt all the way to the floor lol.

payless_bayless - Cory Bayless 1 day ago

Ehhh, not sure about this one. There are a lot of studies that show maximum shearing forces on the ACL are at 90 deg. Maximum glute EMG and below parallel. Squatting below parallel is far from bad if you have proper ankle/hip mobility. Human beings are certainly meant to squat deep, and given an injury or previous medical history, I wouldn’t advise someone to squat below parallel. If you’re healthy and carry proper form, there is literally no reason at all why you shouldn’t be squatting low. Just my opinion.

allfuego_ - Adrian Kidd 😴 3 days ago

So if I play football (Wide receiver) are you suggesting that this is a better squat variation to perform as opposed to ATG? I maintain good form during ATG but it reduces my output for about 3 days.

rakela1000 - Jorida 3 days ago

Teach the correct ways please, that’s very good info thank you 🙏 🙏🙏🙏🙏

christianpolanco95 - C.J 4 days ago

You described everything I believe in 🤣 I agree , with 90 degree eccentric isometric I just have a lot more tension on my quads and I gain a lot more.. plus much safer .

lifting_leroy - Brian LeRoy 4 days ago

So do you think squatting atg or parallel will cause problems in the future? I squat prep deep with pretty good form and no buttwink so I’m just curious.

humanbehavior - John Farmer 4 days ago

I have always wondered this. I’ve done a lot of powerlifting/bodybuilding but never played football a day in my life. Those leg days where I had created serious hypertrophy - the classic “for 5 days I have to get up and down slowly out of chairs” kind of soreness - I always wondered how in the world football players could go through squat workouts and *then* go and play football the next day. I had always assumed that they just didn’t run leg day the same way that people who are *only* lifting weights do.

stimulus_athlete_solutions - Dr. John Longoria, PT, DPT 4 days ago

People do not understand how this is 90 degrees and insist on roasting 🤦‍♂️. Look at the tibiofemoral joint!! The anterior translation of the tibia via closed chain dorsiflexion increases the tibiofemoral joint angle to 90 which is shown to have max glute emg during the isometric and concentric phase of the lift.

theviccash - Victor Cash 4 days ago

Great video and explanation. A lot of people also over look the fact that every athlete is different. Some people have the right hip structure with the right amount of hip flexion to squat atg, while maintaining a neutral spine. Other people can’t squat atg because they run out of hip flexion earlier and in order to get atg, they have to find the extra range of motion by rounding their back. Lumbar flexion aka butt wink. So atg can injure a lot of athletes. Everyone is individual and squatting isn’t a one size fits all.