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Old 06-13-2011, 08:33 PM   #2
Kevin Burns
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Location: Greenwood Village  CO
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Re: Back Squat (going low enuf? lower back rounding?...)

Going deeper will help your lower back not hurt it. You aren't going low enough to the point where your glute muscles are going to activate to help you get out of the hole. You should be going down fast and using the bounce (muscle contraction) to help you come up fast out of the hole. When you can learn how to do this your squat is going to be much faster than it is now.

I just had this problem myself where it seemed my lower back was doing most of the work. Going as deep as I could fixed it almost immediately.
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