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This page links to all squat videos available on Fitness for One and All. Squats are the best exercise there is for lower body development and is one of the three powerlifts. But proper performance is critical. The videos were taken during various workouts by this writer.

The shorthand is date (month/day/year), followed by pounds/ reps, then supportive gear used in parentheses. Raw means without gear.

2007 - 2009

These initial squats videos chronicle the problems I had with hitting legal depth and using proper form. But I finally got both right. Note that legal depth in powerlifting means, "The lifter must bend the knees and lower the body until the top of the thigh at the hip, NOT the hip joint, is lower than the top of the kneecap." (IPA Rulebook). This depth is seen in the later videos.

These videos chronicle my struggles with what gear to use on squats, while still struggling with my form.

2015 - Present

When I started powerlifting again after a break of six years, to avoid all of the above hassles, I am squatting raw with wraps. Specifically I am wearing a Crain power belt, Genesis wrist wraps and 2.5 meter knee wraps, and squat shoes. But then in April 2015, I switched from using knee wraps to knee sleeves for training, specifically APT's heavy knee sleeves. But I will still use wraps for the last couple of workouts pre-contest and at contests, for which I will upgrade to Crain 3.0 meter Genesis knee wraps.

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