I decided to do squats in front of the mirror just to see if my form was still up-to-date. I noticed my lower back started to curve when I was at the bottom of the lift. I definitely don't think this is right. Is there anything that causes this, and any way I can prevent it?
Last edited by Jorge Sanchez; 06-01-2009 at 11:04 AM.
A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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thank you for that thread sensei. i don't browse the powerlifting forums too often and must have missed it. i should probably check up on that section more often anyway...
just as was discussed, i too think it's my hamstring flexibility, which is causing it to pull my pelvis forward. my chiropractor stated my hams are extremely inflexible. i'm currently working on stretches for my hams and glutes, and we'll see how that goes, hopefully that does the trick.
i do go past parallel a bit, so i'm going to try and reach just parallel, and see if it still curves. thanks for the input guys!