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SQUATTING IS BAD FOR YOUR KNEES RIGHT?

SQUATTING IS BAD FOR YOUR KNEES RIGHT?

Author - Erik "Rik" Jones
NWS Coach

I want to start off with a typical dialogue between a client/athlete; and any physical fitness professional:

Professional: Alright let’s try the squat!

Client: Wait should I really be squatting? I heard squatting is bad for you knees. You can hurt your low back, can’t you? Do I really need to be doing something that can be so detrimental to my body?

Now, the answer to this question can go many ways depending on the experience, credentials, and beliefs of the “professional.” While everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I am going...


Training Versus Exercise

Training Versus Exercise

Author - Erik "Rik" Jones
NWS Coach

The terms “training” and “Exercise” are often synonymous when talking about improving your physical attributes. While it may seem trivial to some, there actually is a difference. If the understanding of the two is not there, they can be mistaken for one another, and one may become disappointed when they do not reach the goals they set. Now that I may have you utterly confused, lets dive in.

Working out is a singular session. Picture yourself walking into the gym, bag in hand, all hyped up on pre-workout, and ready to rock and roll....