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Old 07-23-2013, 07:39 AM   #6
Brian Strump
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Re: Squat causing back pains

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Originally Posted by James Caldwell View Post
You want to raise your chest up a little taller.

Look up anything by Starrett on bracing the midsection .. the main points: Squeeze your butt, draw your belly button into your spine, lower ribcage (but I think you need to raise your chest a little higher), and externally rotate shoulder. Practice that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN642Z99TbA

This might help.

Drawing your belly button to your spine makes no sense in terms of bracing. What good would a weight belt be, if I suck my belly into my spine, the belt would just fall down to my hips. You should cue yourself to "get fat" in order to increase the stability through the abdomen.
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