Episode #40 – Dr. Aaron Horschig (Squat University)

Aaron is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at Boost Sports Performance and Physical Therapy in Kansas City, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and founder of Squat University. Show Notes: [1:03][3:52]: Aaron’s background and how he got interested in strength and conditioning and his journey to becoming a doctor of physical therapy and strength coach at Boost Physical Performance. [4:35][6:08]: The rise of physical therapists that are also strength coaches and why being able to do both is so important. [6:58][10:10]: Aaron’s philosophy on athletic development and how being a physical therapist and strength coach influences his performance pyramid – Movement, Performance, & then Skill. [10:45][12:56]: The physical requirements needed for soccer players to be able to move, compete, and perform at the highest level and what soccer players need to focus on to remain injury free. [13:54][17:50]: What Aaron looks for from a movement standpoint from his athletes before he starts to advance their programming. [18:55][25:46]: Debunking the myth of squatting deep being bad for your knees. [26:35][29:04]: Why athletes shouldn’t be focused on chasing weight room numbers, and why the weight on the bar doesn’t matter if you move like crap. [29:35][33:38]: Common dysfunctions and restrictions Aaron see’s in athletes and how to improve/fix them. [35:05][49:49]: Aaron gives his answers on how he would program a 14 year old athlete, a college soccer player looking to get more explosive during an off-season, and a professional soccer player with chronic hamstring and groin issues. [50:35][50:58]: Where you can find out more about Aaron, Boost Performance & Physical Therapy, and Squat University. Twitter – @aaronhorschigPT – @SquatUniversity – squatuniversity.com – @BoostSportKC – boostkc.com

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