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    Frustrated

    Okay, so I get this problem like every other time I squat and it's annoying the crap out of me. I also think it might be detremental to me later on. Everytime I go heavy my knees bow in. I don't know how to fix this or stop this. Some weeks it's there, and some not. One guy told me to stand farther apart (but my knees just dip in even farther) and someone else told me I should learn to squat really close together first (but that doesn't seem to be working). I'm really frustrated because I can't seem to be able to squat properly recently.

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    Focus on spreading the floor with your feet.

    Also, drop the weight a little.
    Squats work better than supplements.
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    Your hips are weak. Put more emphasis on strengthening your glutes, hips, and hams with
    good morning,
    dead lilfts,
    stiff-leg deadlift,
    glute/ham raises
    pull-thrus
    reverse-hypers

    Do that and work form on your box squats and you'll fix the problems you're having.

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    This is something you definitely want to correct. Dragging your knees in will eventually lead to sciatica, and a host of other lower back issues.

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    Last edited by djreef; 07-07-2006 at 09:15 AM.

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    Do you guys suggest backing off of squats for a while?

    What are pull-throughs?

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    This is great. I've been wanting to ask this for my friend who trains with me sometimes. She can't squat the bar to parallel and when she leg presses her knees bow in. I've told her to not do that but she doesn't seem to have control over it. I'll point her to this thread.
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    Im sorry I can't picture of what you mean by bow in.

    is this what i should be thinking of?
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    Lmao nice drawing =)

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    Yeah, pretty much that. It's like my knees want to touch when they go down.

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    Mine go from pointing out a little, to almost straight ahead, but they don't go in. I will agree that slamming your hammies with some GM's and SLDL, etc, will really help that squat. It helps you stay stable throughout the movement, so no energy is wasted and you can focus on the push.

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    I havn't ever been really able to do SLDLs. For some reason I don't get the form and with how I'm trying to do it I just can't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jordonwuff
    Lmao nice drawing =)
    iz hot I know . dont try to steal it now, it's copyrighted.
    nemo me impune lacessit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Built

    LOL, Is that your hubby built? j/k.

    I'll have to post a pull through vid sometime.
    Last edited by HeavyBomber; 07-08-2006 at 07:41 AM.

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