WATCH: Best Secondary Movement for the Squat

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A common phrase used in discussion about how to get stronger in the squat, bench, or deadlift is to build the lift. Building the lift means to do exercises other than the squat, bench, or deadlift to make yourself stronger in any of the aforementioned three. For the bench this includes pressing exercises like floor press, close grip incline press, or board presses. For the deadlift it's often variations like a rack pull or deficit deadlift. For the squat, it could be any number of things, from a front squat to a zercher squat to GHR and reverse hypers. In today's Table Talk, Dave addresses secondary movements for the squat.

He answers the question: If you could only pick one exercise as a secondary movement for squats, what would it be and why? Dave breaks down the purpose of the GHR and explains how the goal of your secondary movements should be to target the hamstring at the origin and insertion. He also emphasizes the importance of developing the abs, and gives his number one exercise to do so.

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