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Squats and Lunges: Dispelling Myths Through Mechanics

by Joe DeAntonis, MS


Did you ever wonder why you aren’t supposed to let your knees go beyond your toes during a squat? Do you have clients with excessive valgus, joint degeneration or torn (or repaired) ligaments and don’t know what leg exercises they should, or more importantly, shouldn’t be doing? This workshop will help trainers gain a more in-depth understanding of joint mechanics and the types of forces that can be tolerated. Discover new ways to modify exercises so you are better prepared to address unique anatomical/mechanical issues with confidence.

This is a live recorded session from the 2009 IDEA Personal Trainer Institute™
By Joe DeAntonis, MS

Additional Content

Session Handout: Download PDF

Video Chapters

1. Introduction Play
2. Anatomical Communication: Structure Play
3. Mechanics: Function Play
4. Realities Within an Exercise Play
5. Application Play

About the Presenter

Joe DeAntonis, MS

Joe DeAntonis, MS IDEA Author/Presenter

Joe DeAntonis, MS, is the founder of Educational Training Concepts, Inc. in Pittsburgh and has lectured on exercise mechanics at several universities, hospitals and medical centers. He holds a master's degree in exercise science and health promotion from California University of Pennsylvania, he has been teaching Cadaver Anatomy Courses since 2003 and he conducts several certification and training courses for the Resistance Training Specialist® program. Certifications: NASM-PES, RTS