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Old 02-28-2009, 04:54 PM   #1
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Question exercises to help get a straight back in air squat?

my air squat is really bad. I need help with getting my back straight but my back isnt flexible enough to keep it straight when air squatting. Any help?
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Re: exercises to help get a straight back in air squat?

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Old 02-28-2009, 05:08 PM   #3
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Re: exercises to help get a straight back in air squat?

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my air squat is really bad. I need help with getting my back straight but my back isnt flexible enough to keep it straight when air squatting. Any help?
Daniel,

Not totally clear on what you mean by keeping your back straight. Is it rounding at the bottom, or are you leaning forward as you descend? Have you watched this vid (WFS):

http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/C..._AirSquats.wmv

It might help.
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:10 PM   #4
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Re: exercises to help get a straight back in air squat?

I think its both. It sorta looks like im doing a superman and one of the trainers tries to straighten my back so that my chest is up.

I've watched the video before but my back can't keep it straight up like that.

I've been looking at the videos again even though I've think I've seen them all on the exercise page but do you think I just need to do the squat therapy? I don't know its just starting to bug me.
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:37 PM   #5
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Re: exercises to help get a straight back in air squat?

I saw the new video in the crossfit journal on the PNF demo. I'll try that for my legs but im still curious on my back.
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Old 02-28-2009, 07:59 PM   #6
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Re: exercises to help get a straight back in air squat?

Try some of the stuff in the Squat Rx video #1 on youtube.
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Re: exercises to help get a straight back in air squat?

very informative. Thanks.
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Old 02-28-2009, 10:29 PM   #8
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Re: exercises to help get a straight back in air squat?

How about wall sits in the squat position?
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Re: exercises to help get a straight back in air squat?

Video article: Fixing the Squat by Jon Gilson.

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Re: exercises to help get a straight back in air squat?

do OHS with a pvc pipe or bar. This helped my air squat a lot.
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