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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Mar 2002

    angle of arched back in squats

    when i do squats, i am easily able to maintain an arched back throughout the range of motion -- what is trickier to manage/control is the angle of my back to the ground. i am not even sure what that angle should be exactly, despite having read (maybe not carefully enough) many posts on this forum. i find myself leaning forward more and more as I go lower in the squat movement, to the point where at my lowest position, my lower back is probably 135 degrees to the ground (or 45 degrees above parallel to the ground). however, my back is extremely arched at this point and as a result, my chest and upper back are much closer 180 degrees to the floor (in other words, in a much more upright position). is this right? how do you guys do it? is it even possible to simply keep your entire back more or less straight and perpendicular to the ground throughout the movement? i can't even come close.
    Last edited by crud_meridian; 03-22-2004 at 07:54 AM.

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