Video Analysis of a Squat – Jeremiah Treadwell from Sammish CrossFit

Jeremiah Treadwell is a great guy I met while training at Sammamish Crossfit in Seattle, USA. He has kindly allowed me to critique his squat publicly.


Things to note on Jeremiah’s Squat:

  1. Whilst his neck position is not ideal, he remains relatively stable in his upper back.
  2. He does do a “butt wink”, and this hip limitation drives his excessive motion in the spine.
  3. The main area that bleeds force is in his thoracolumbar junction – where the thorax meets the lower back
  4. His legs are quite strong – it is almost like he wants to stand up like in a “good morning” movement
  5. The solution for Jeremiah is to learn to stabilise that mid back whilst he is improving the hip mobility.

If you would like video feedback on your issues, just let me know.


About Antony Lo
Antony Lo is an APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist based in Sydney. His website is He specializes in the management, treatment and prevention of pain and dysfunction, particularly of the pelvis and ribcage. His sub-specialties include Crossfit and Exercise Performance Optimization, Ante-Natal and Post-Natal Care and difficult cases that have failed treatment elsewhere.

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