Movement of the Month: The Plate Squat

Updated: Jul 22

This month's movement from our newsletter is the plate squat. The plate squat is a highly dynamic and regularly used tool for athletes. There are a variety of reasons to use this exercise, including for an initial assessment, as a warm-up, and in an intense workout.

 

Movement of the Month: Plate Squat

1. Assessment


The plate squat is a great assessment tool for squat mobility. We can see ankle, knee, and hip ROM (Range of Motion), as well as tuck stability. I don't recommend using anything heavier than a 10-pound plate for this as mechanics can be built from here.