Essential Strengthening for Running

An exercise we should all be doing: the Squat!

Not sure how to do them? No problem, we got you covered. This is a great demonstration: How to Use Proper Squat Technique

By Sam

BM in Sport and Exercise and BA in International studies (German Major) completed at the University of Technology, Sydney.
Master of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney.

Interests: I am an exercise enthusiast full stop! I play or have played football, tennis, basketball and dabbled in waterpolo and underwater rugby! Recent sporting interests are cycling and barefoot running! I also love watching all codes of football/rugby.

Physiotherapy: Due to my interests in sport and health I am fascinated in human movement and physiology. In addition to musculoskelatal physiotherapy I’m also interested in neurological (stroke, brain injury and spinal cord injury rehab), and cardiopulmonary (heart and lung function and rehabilitation) physiotherapy:


  1. Steve Maxwell - November 12, 2012, 10:23 am Reply

    Some of the worst advice I’ve ever seen or heard about squating. I’ve been training for over a half century and have been a professional trainer for over 43 years. This kid knows little about squating.

  2. Sam - January 15, 2013, 9:47 pm Reply

    I disagree. For a non-specific population I think this is sound advice. He maintains good alignment of his spinal column and shows how to engage the glutes. The only point I would be happy to change would be changing the position of where the weight is held. Nevertheless a good starting point.

    Yes there are many variations and ways to make it more difficult but that’s not the aim of this post.

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