Thread: Squat Depth
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:38 AM   #3
Jeff Belyeu
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Re: Squat Depth

I am getting to the bottom, I am just going more vertical during the last few inches. Then when I come up, I am staying vertical. If I come part way up, and then try to put my hips back, I seem to lose momentum, and it seems strange to have the hips in, push them back, then bring them in again all in the upward motion of the squat.

I thought that part of the low back squat was to have you push your hips back, incline the back forward, and bring the lower back and hamstrings more into the movement.

Are you saying I should go to full depth in a low bar back squat, and keep the back angle? If so, do I need to shove the knees way forward to balance this out?
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