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Old 05-31-2007, 07:24 AM   #1
Damon Stewart
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When I get a couple inches past parallel the dreaded butt wink appears. I'm reading starting strength right now and it extols the virtues of the full depth squat. What's the worse sin...the partial squat or a full squat with a butt wink? I've been faithfully stretching my hamstrings and working to engage my hip flexors on the way down and am able to get lower before the BW occurs but it's still there. Currently I'm doing the CF WODS's and adding 3 x 5's squats d 3 days a week.
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Old 05-31-2007, 07:40 AM   #2
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They are both sins you could burn for.

Fix the butt wink. Watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq8CWv8UPAI
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Old 05-31-2007, 08:09 AM   #3
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The virtues of full depth squats are based upon them being done correctly. You must keep your posture, so start working on flexibility. Read and practice the Squat Therapy article from the CF Journal.
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damon - typically i would say when doing unweighted squats, work deeper, even if it means the pelvis tucking under (although of course fight it on every rep), but with weighted squats, stop before the pelvis tuck. the lumbar flexion you're enduring in that air squat is not any greater, and probably much much less, than what you endure throughout the course of a normal day picking things up, sitting, etc., so it's not a huge concern--you just don't want to introduce a load to the back in that position.

but of course, the sooner you can fix the problem the better.
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Great advice so far, thank you.
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