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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  1. #1
    Banned Tofer's Avatar
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    Oct 2005

    Squat form issue

    It'll be difficult to get serious help without video footage (I don't own a video camera), but I'll do my best to explain the problem anyways.

    It was pointed out to me the other day that when I break parallel on my full squats my upper back rounds slightly. I grabbed a broomstick and checked out myself in front of a mirror when I got home, and the guy was completely right. I think I need to keep my core tighter and pull back a bit more, but when I do this I can't break parallel.

    Is this likely a flexibility issue or is it something else? And, if it is a flexibility issue, what would be the best way to fix it (i.e. what exercises)?

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    Dec 2004
    These may have dealt w. different issues, but the way you would correct them would help back rounding issues.
    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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    Oct 2006
    Maybe this article can help. I've read it numerous times and still suck at squats though ;(

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    Watchya talkn bout willis
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    I have this same problem, I just noticed this a little while ago, I'm trying to do the lower back strethes my physical therapist gave me a while back and its helping a little.
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