How To Get Started
Silicon Valley Athletics specializes in matching clients to their ideal trainer, specialized to help you attain your goals.
(1) Schedule your Complimentary Power Workout + Tour
(2) Come in for your Complimentary Power Workout, Tour, and Squat Assessment
(3) Review our recommendations.
(4) Meet your Trainer
(5) Let’s get started
Our goal is to match every client with the trainer best suited to meet their fitness and lifestyle needs. In order to do this properly, we need to learn as much about you as we can. The more you share with us about your health and fitness history, your personality, and your goals, the better. We want to recommend someone that will team up with you to create the best experience possible. Thank you in advance for trusting Silicon Valley Athletics.
The ability to perform a squat or partial squat is an essential primal movement in life we must all be able to do, whether you are 8 or 80 years old. When we think of a squat, most of us associate the move with weight training or a specific sport activity. However, we all perform variations of a squat everyday with activities of daily living ranging from lifting a box to picking up a child or sitting down in a chair. Our ability to do this in a safe and correct manner can be the difference between injury and living a healthy, pain free life.When done properly, the squat is a safe and effective exercise that can be used for strengthening the entire body. It is estimated that correctly performing a squat requires over 200 upper and lower body muscles to work synergistically. Together, both the upper and lower body must properly work in unison to move through triple flexion and extension of the hip, knee and ankle. This exercise can also be used from rehabilitation to the sport-specific setting by simply changing the range of motion. For instance, in the rehabilitation setting, if quadriceps enhancement is the goal, then keeping the squat to less than 90 degrees is desirable since moving past this range of motion has limited benefit. However, if the intent is to increase hip extensor strength, then increasing the squat depth would be beneficial.
Performing a squat assessment can provide valuable information about a client and potentially reduce their risk of injury. In addition to musculature stability and postural control, dysfunctional movement patterns can also be identified. The inability to perform a squat can be a predictor of a low back or ACL injury