Training the Human Weapons’ Platform: The Squat
  • Training the Human Weapons’ Platform: The Squat
    The most dreaded and likely most effective exercise known to man, the squat, is responsible for turning mere humans into human weapons. Add these variations to your program with the utmost efficiency.
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    Essential Reading
    If your motto reads “the only easy day was yesterday,” then this article is for you. TSAC Program Co-Founder, Mark Stephenson goes through four important squat variations and the rationale for their incorporation into a tactical training setting. The often ignored considerations of time under tension and movement speed are also included in this squat-centric article.

    Mark D. Stephenson
    "Training the Human Weapons’ Platform: The Squat"
    TSAC Report, January 2010, Issue 12, Pages 12.7.1-12.8

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