Purpose and Methods of the Hip Hinge and Squat in High School Strength and Conditioning—with Personal Perspective and Sample Program

by Jarrius Spearman, MS, MPH, FMS, CSCS
NSCA Coach January 2015
Vol 4, Issue 1


The hip hinge and squat exercises, and their variations, are used in many strength and conditioning programs to develop athletes of many sports. The listed progressions are examples of practical implications used to develop athletes, but there may be additional practical and effective methods used by strength and conditioning coaches for similar purposes.

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This article originally appeared in NSCA Coach, a quarterly publication for NSCA Members that provides valuable takeaways for every level of strength and conditioning coach. You can find scientifically based articles specific to a wide variety of your athletes’ needs with Nutrition, Programming, and Youth columns. Read more articles from NSCA Coach »

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Jay Spearman is in his 2nd year as the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School in Columbia, SC. Spearman develops and ...

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