Author Archives: Luka Svilar

Squat misconception #2: Squats hurt the lower back

Lower back injuries can be both acute and chronic, from muscle spasms, pinched nerves and muscle tears to tendon and ligament strains, intervertebral disc slips or bone fractures. It’s very hard to distinguish acute from chronic injuries since many factors … Continue reading

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Squat misconception #1: The squat is a quadriceps exercise

Studying anatomy and biomechanics is not something that every sports science student or strength coach likes to do. But in order to create a sound training program, coaches need to understand the basic laws of functional anatomy and biomechanics. When … Continue reading

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Coaching tricks – How to enhance training effectiveness?

I love working with smart athletes, especially the ones who want to know why they do specific exercises at a given moment. Therefore, I hardly ever hear complaints from the athletes that practices are boring or remind them of passionless … Continue reading

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Sound body development – The story of the squat

If somebody asked me what the most useful movement skill is, my answer would be ‘the squat’. Therefore, I have decided to dedicate one of my posts on our blog to this immensely important movement skill, not just for the … Continue reading

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Building a coaching career: Sharing my story

I would like to say that this post presents my current guiding principles. Even though I think most of the things listed later in the text will still guide me in the future, I hope that in the years to … Continue reading

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