The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Back rounding at bottom of squat

    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skalami View Post
    I just give the worked on muscle group tough riddles before my workouts... or sometimes I'll tell them we're going to the park and then go to the gym, or visa versa. They start to catch on so you have to tell the truth every so often.
    *While on the topic of muscle confusion, and how often a routine needs to be changed.*

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    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skalami View Post
    I just give the worked on muscle group tough riddles before my workouts... or sometimes I'll tell them we're going to the park and then go to the gym, or visa versa. They start to catch on so you have to tell the truth every so often.
    *While on the topic of muscle confusion, and how often a routine needs to be changed.*

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    Quote Originally Posted by rctriplefresh5 View Post
    put a bar under your back and it wont curve as much. when doing bodyweight squats itll curve the most. i used to think i had bad squat form but then i videod my squatting sessions and my back is fine. if youre in doubt check out sensais squat rx videos they should help you which your squattinge.
    i did. i find with bodyweight, or empty bar squats, it's more difficult to maintain form than with weight on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skalami View Post
    I just give the worked on muscle group tough riddles before my workouts... or sometimes I'll tell them we're going to the park and then go to the gym, or visa versa. They start to catch on so you have to tell the truth every so often.
    *While on the topic of muscle confusion, and how often a routine needs to be changed.*

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    Quote Originally Posted by nockits View Post
    i did. i find with bodyweight, or empty bar squats, it's more difficult to maintain form than with weight on it.
    This makes it sound like a flexibility issue.
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