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Belt Squatting At Ohio State

The Pit Shark Belt Squat is a tremendous leg developer.  It can be used for athletes with injured shoulders, injured hands, back issues or as an intragel part of leg routines.  It is one of the great ways to Get your legs Strong.

Rick Court is the Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning for the undefeated Ohio State football team.  Coach Court, at Ohio State’s recent Strength and Conditioning Clinic, demonstrated how he uses the belt squat during a Buckeye leg workout.

Rick Court Belt Squat

Pit Shark Belt Squat

Belt Squatting at Ohio State

Rick Court training an athlete on the Belt Squat

Ohio State Belt Squat

Pit Shark Belt Squats in the Ohio State Weight Room

Pit Shark Belt Squats Ohio State

Hip Press Ohio State

Pendulum Hip Presses



The bench press is performed in multiple ways; a variety of grip widths, feet up, feet on the floor, different speeds of movement, variable ranges of motion, various percentages of 1RM and more. All affect muscle activation during the pressing...

All Five Fingers

Using a Power Grip on the Pendulum Rope Pull The hand has its greatest gripping strength when utilizing a ‘power grip’, that is squeezing with all five fingers. When the thumb is negated, grip strength has the second greatest capability...

Hip Engagement 

There are an abundance of techniques utilized and taught to target the hips when squatting. Ankle, hip and thoracic mobility, posture, quad dominance, bar weight, bar height, stance and form adjustments are just a few of the things coaches address....