How Much Should You Be Able to Squat?

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How Much Should You Be Able to Squat?
« on: July 10, 2015, 01:15:44 PM »
The longer you do squats, the more weight you can add on.

Few of us take the time to squat regularly. “The majority of my clients come to me with limited squat mobility — back squatting below parallel, with as perfect form as possible is an achievement,” says Jon-Erik Kawamoto, a Strength and Conditioning Coach based in St. John’s Newfoundland. “Which means we have to spend months improving either shoulder, hip or ankle mobility”. That work is worth it: Squatting benefits core, back, and leg strength, and is a great test of overall fitness. So how much should you be able to squat? According to Kawamoto, if you're "35-45 year-olds, back squatting your bodyweight with full range of motion is an excellent target.“ You can scale down (or up) from there with age.

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