Strength Tips with Steven Mouzon

Updated: Jan 19

Why do we squat the way that we squat at (un)discovered athlete?

Coach Steven focuses on two primary things when he trains athletes from 8 to the professionals - SAFETY and RESULTS.

If we expect our athletes to challenge themselves to significant results on the field, we need to challenge them to do routines fundamentally sound. We can't expect results from our athletes if we have not prepared them to stay healthy through a long season.

Today we are talking about squats.

More importantly, we are talking about how to prepare yourself for the exercise as an overhand throwing athlete to minimize stress and reduce injury potential.

How do you hold a bar for a squat?

  1. Hold the bar STABLE

  2. Use your Arms and Back to pin the bar to your back

  3. Make the Bar ONE with your Body

  4. Hand On-Top/Across your hand

  5. Place into low bar position with wrists straight

  6. Unrack with a STRONG FOUNDATION

  7. Get a GREAT REP

  8. Repeat if necessary

Squatting can be remarkably valuable for your athlete with proper coaching and support by your training staff. Focus on little fundamentals like Grip and Bar Placement in your squat can help reduce injury and help you sustain time on the field.

Steven Mouzon is a USAW Certified Performance Coach and Director of Performance at (un)discovered athlete in Suwanee, GA. Steven trains baseball athletes from professional players to youth and more. His holistic approach to performance development, known as the Mouzon Method is an excellent program for baseball athletes. Join Steven weekly as he shares tips and tricks for athletes in the performance room.

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