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Old 06-23-2009, 08:04 PM   #11
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Re: Back Squat question

if your back is still in extension, is this the "butt-wink" ive heard of?
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Old 06-23-2009, 08:53 PM   #12
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Re: Back Squat question

Squat Rx #2: doing a good morning out of the bottom of the squat. WFS
If your hips shoot up out of the hole faster than your chest, check out the video.
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Old 06-24-2009, 01:39 AM   #13
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Re: Back Squat question

I will state that many of the times that I felt I have done this was BS in cross training/running shoes. I learned how to BS in HS in the gym in regular shoes ( probably some sort of crosstraining-running shoe ) besides usually lifting in shoes of this sort in my years in college or at World's.

I felt a little bit of this last year when BS at a local CF gym but I haven't really felt this in past months ( as I have also typically BS barefoot ). Yes, I'm a gymnastics retard which means I don't wear shoes in the gym.
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Old 06-24-2009, 04:34 AM   #14
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Re: Back Squat question

If you're doing a hybrid squat, throw in knee travel and lessen the back lean, THEN try to bring the hips up back angle has to change: It increases so the weight comes forward throwing you off balance. Try doing a light front squat or atg olympic squat and drive with your hips- see what happens to your balance.

If you're doing more of a powerlift squat with lessened knee travel and to about parallel, back angle can remain the same so you drive more with the hips.

I see this sometimes because people get confused about what style of squat they are doing. Do they want to use their legs and drive straight up, or their back and shoot the hips up?

So either sit straight down with maximum knee travel- and no 'hip drive cue'- or sit right back with much more back lean and little to no knee travel.
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:53 PM   #15
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Re: Back Squat question

There's nothing wrong with any of the above analysis, but it really just comes down to this: keeping your chest up and having someone shouting at you to keep your chest up when you fail to do it on your own volition.

The better you address this while squatting at lighter weights, the stronger you'll get.

It's that simple.
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