Anderson Squats

An Anderson squat is a squat where you start the lift from the bottom from a dead stop.

Some call it a pin squat or bottom up squats.

Typically used by powerlifters to help build strength getting out of the bottom of the squat.

I find Anderson Squats help with hip mobility. For people with tight hips getting into position is a task in of itself.

Because you’re lifting from a dead stop there’s a good transfer to the deadlift.

For more info on equating be sure to check out the Definitive Squat Guide.

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