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Old 06-13-2011, 10:22 PM   #4
Om Puri
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Re: Back Squat (going low enuf? lower back rounding?...)

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Originally Posted by Kevin Burns View Post
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.

When I go deeper my lower back rounds and that causes dull pain. That doesn't seem safe. How/Why is a faster Squat better?

I will try to go faster and deeper with a lighter weight and post it here in a couple days.
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