Barefoot Video Series

Videos in this playlist: Barefoot Anatomy To Use Orthotics or Not? What To Look For In Shoes Why Barefoot Is Best

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Are Deep Squats Bad For The Knees?

  If you asked me when I first started as a trainer I might have had a different answer. No, knees going over the toes is not bad… Why not?   Highest compressive forces typically happen around 90 degrees knee flexion (thighs parallel to floor). This is, in part due to surface area contact between the femur…

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Are The Knees Going Over Your Toes When Squatting Bad?

  Isn’t my knees going over my toes bad when squatting??   If you asked me when I first started as a trainer I might have had a different answer. No, knees going over the toes is not bad…   Why not?   To descend below parallel thighs, your knees will go over your toes…

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The Front Squat – Why Should I Learn It?

The “front squat” is an under-utilised variant of squats, there’s a few reasons why, but it also might be the most useful for our function if we take the time to learn it. After all, most of our squatting or “doing” happens where the load is at the front as opposed to a weight directly…

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