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Shrimp Squats  — Single Leg Strength  — TechniqueWOD 133 w/ Doug Larson

Shrimp Squats are similar to pistol squats in that they are a really beneficial movement to improve your single leg strength and stability; except they’re way harder!!!

They’re especially great at building quad dominant focused strength. If you’re an athlete who wants to get better at vertical torso squatting movements, like front squats and overhead squats, but are limited by your quad strength, shrimp squats are a great movement to add to your programming.

Principles of technique:

  • Stay as tall as you can
  • Knee over toe
  • Scale as needed
  • Weight on your heels
  • Use a counter balance if you have really long femurs and/or poor ankle mobility

A truly great addition to your program to increase leg strength and variety that isn’t simply more barbell squats.


-Doug (@douglaselarson)

Doug Larson

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