What is the best way to work on balance for squatting? I was reading "Starting Strength" and Rippetoe says that when starting you need to squat down and push your knees out...my problem is that I can't get close to that point because I start to fall. I can only do a partial squat (with the bar or without) until I start to fall over. I put my weight on my heels and I'm doing the correct form, I just start to fall over when I get too low. Any tips on how to correct this?
Sounds like a flexibility issue. How close are your feet together? I find it easier for me to do a wider stance on the squat.
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Last edited by nockits; 07-04-2009 at 06:20 AM.
Maybe need to do some bodyweight glute ham raises on non-lifting days for assistance and also really work on stretching.
23 years old
6'3, 308 lbs
Also, as I'm improving my flexibility, how should I handle my Starting Strength routine? Should I just use only the bar for squats for right now, or not even use the bar and just work on squat flexibility exercises for my 3X5 for squats, and then go ahead and do the deadlifts, bench presses, presses, and power cleans as I normally would?