I swear I can't get this squat thing down. I seem to be hitting depth now, am able to go atf after a good warmup. But as I approach the hole my lower back begins to round -- I think I've heard someone refer to this as "butt winking" lol. Is this only due to tight hamstrings? I will try and get some vid up, I feel like it is straining my lower back quite a bit and I'm lifting fairly light too.
I'm pretty sure there's a Squat Rx on this problem.
Last edited by tennisrox4; 07-25-2009 at 04:34 AM.
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That is a really good video!!!! Those wall squats are actually pretty cool to do.
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That video isn't bad. Some things might help, but they might not - things like high-bar/low bar positioning, etc. aren't discussed in the first video of the series. To get a more complete picture, you probably have to watch #1-5, and the last video.
We've discussed this technical issue many times - I'll try to find a good thread with the main points, but a search would be the place to start.
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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Just watch all the squat rx videos while you're at it. They are worth watching.