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5 Alternatives to a Painful Squat

If squatting causes pain in your low back, knees, or shoulders, try one of these pain-free exercises that'll still get you big and strong.

Tip: Fix That Butt Wink!

Do you tuck your tail when you squat? Not good. Here’s how to fix it.

The Squat Is Overrated

The squat is a great exercise, no doubt. But research shows that, for bodybuilding, it misses a lot of leg muscles. You need these exercises too.

Tip: Are Overhead Squats Right For You?

Good movement, but not for most people. And it's the worst squat for leg growth. Here's why.

Tip: Train Your Glutes for a Bigger Squat

Here's what to do before, during, and after squats to activate, strengthen, and grow your glutes.

Tip: Tall Guys vs. Short Guys in the Squat Rack

Here's what you really need to know about leverages and squat strength.

Tip: Find YOUR Perfect Squat, Not Someone Else's

Here's an easy way to discover your perfect squat position.

Tip: Front Squat Without Wrist Pain

These two drills will improve your mobility so you can lift more weight comfortably and finally build some decent quads.

Better Than Regular Squats

Five reasons why this type of squat beats the standard version for most people.

Tip: The Best Exercise for Hip Mobility & Strength

Your hips are designed to be mobile and powerful. So train them that way. Here's how.

Tip: The Squat You Should Be Doing

All types of squats have their benefits, but this one might just be the best all-around variation.

Tip: The Inverse Squat

Squat backwards to build stability and strength. Here's how.

Tip: Hit the Right Squat Depth

Know the difference between partials, proper depth, and dreaded butt wink. Here's your guide.

Tip: The 1.5 Method for Squats

Use this method to build your quads and improve the bottom position of your squat.

Tip: Do These Stretches After Squats

Run through these four simple stretches after a lower body workout and feel awesome.

Tip: Reassess Your Squat

Here's what you need to know about knee position, butt wink, and more.

Tip: How to Stop Sucking At Pistol Squats

From basic to advanced progressions, here's how to finally nail this move without falling down.

The Strong Lifter's Guide to Healthy Knees

Leg day shouldn't involve knee pain. Here's how to make your knees feel great again so you lift heavier and crush PRs.

30 Days to a Big Butt & Great Squat

Aggressive workouts lead to fast progress and monster gains. Here are three different 30-day challenges to bring up your glutes and your PRs.

Tip: Squat This Far Down for Best Results

Looks like partials aren’t so bad after all. Here’s how and why you should start adding them to your squats.

Tip: The Breathing Squat Challenge

Force new leg growth with this classic training method. Here's how to do it.

Lift Hard, Lift Smart, Recover Faster

Joints hurting? CNS fried? Here's how to intelligently train the bench, deadlift, and squat to keep the gains coming.

Tip: Fix Your Ankle Mobility For Deeper Squats

The inability to go deep with squats is often caused by ankle issues, not hip issues. Here's how to fix that right up.

Tip: The 4 Squat Progressions

Should you start your squatting career with a bar on your back? Probably not. Instead, follow this progression.

Simple But Brutal: The Workout Plan

Make it easier to build muscle by doing brutally hard things, like 20-rep squats. Here's your complete 6-week plan.