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Old 06-09-2008, 09:25 PM   #1
Mike Quirk
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Overhead Squat

Why is this so hard? I can do back and front squats okay and feel good about my gains there, and can do all the overheads I want with a dowel, but as soon as I try it with a 45# bar, my back stiffens up and I can barely go down with cocking my knee out and the whole thing is pretty ugly.

Is it a simple issue of too much weight? 45 lbs just doesn't seem like all that much. My back is very stiff doing this, could it be a flexibility issue?
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