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Dead lift or Squat? Which is better for you?

Dead lift or Squat? Which is better for you?

I recently became a Functional Movement Systems (FMS) certified trainer. I was looking for additional tools to add to the current base of Physiotherapy-specific impairment tests. The FMS assessment tool provides a series of functional movements that highlight painful structures, deficits in mobility and deficits in motor control. 

What I'd like to share with you is some advice that Gray Cook (Physiotherapist & founder of FMS) shares about the safety of squatting compared to dead lifts and what reasoning we should apply to determine what movement pattern is best for our clients.