Today’s article is a guest-post by raw powerlifter Greg Nuckols (see his bio below). Greg wrote a great article on glute training for powerlifters several months ago, and today’s article is just as excellent. Greg reviews one of my favorite papers on squat mechanics. In fact, last week, my two assistants and I put together a wooden model of body segments to help further explain the concepts included in this article. I’ll post a video on this in the next month or so. In the meantime, enjoy Greg’s review.
Forward lean in the squat – is knee-dominant or hip-dominant better for moving more weight?
By Greg Nuckols
This is a write-up for one of the classic studies in squatting mechanics – Kinetics of the Parallel Squat by McLaughlin, Lardner, and Dillman. I’ve seen it referenced in almost every study I’ve ever read about the squat, and I finally managed to find it full-text. And let me tell, you, for a nerd like me, it was page-turning excitement.