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The Squat: Best Practices for Maximum Results

Learn the latest on how to execute and program squat workouts for maximum benefit. Explore different squat variations and programming methods for different populations and goals. This course includes sample routines and progression strategies. Course is intermediate level and suitable for PTs and PTAs.

CEUs Offered: AL, AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, KY CAT 2, MA, ME, MI, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NC, ND, NV, OK, OR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX (#104679), UT, VT, VA, WA (as outlined in WAC 246-915-085), WI, WY, USVI.

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Presenter

Amy Ashmore, PhD

Amy Ashmore holds a PhD in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Timing Resistance Training (Human Kinetics, 2020) and over 40 professional development courses for physical therapists, strength & conditioning coaches, and athletic trainers. Amy is former Florida State University facultyĀ and currently owns and operates physicaltherapy.education, a continuing education agency located in Las Vegas, Nevada.

CourseĀ Outcomes

  1. Analyze the effectiveness of the squat exercise to activate the gluteal, hamstring, and quadriceps muscles.
  2. Examine how different intensities of the squat exercise impact workload and muscle performance outcomes.
  3. Determine how different squat depths influence muscle activation.
  4. Compare the effects of footwear and heel placement during the squat on muscle activation.
  5. Develop exercise sessions using the squat exercise, its variants, modifications, and progressions.

Course Agenda

  1. Introduction. The squat.
  2. The research. A review of four studies.
  3. Programming Strategies.
  4. Sample routines.
Man. Squat.
Woman. Squat.

Course Disclosures

  1. Presenter disclosure: Amy Ashmore is the owner/operator of physicaltherapy.education.
  2. Non-financial disclosures: No other relevant non-financial disclosures.
  3. Sponsor disclosure: Course isĀ sponsored byĀ physicaltherapy.education.
  4. Content disclosure: This event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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