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Squat flexibility problems
Posted By: Craig 'boingyman' S
Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2006, at 1:03 p.m.
Okay, so I was doing some raw squatting this past Monday with the presence of Mr. Burnell. Him and another guy told me I was squatting a little high. So I proceeded to do some pause squats and they were also not as deep as I would normally do them. I narrow my stance and get all the way down, but they continue to tell me that I am leaning forward, which is brining my hips up! (which has been happening with all my reps) So I can't figure out why I am having this problem since it was never a problem before.
So I continued to dwell on this issue and then I finally figured it out. I did a free squat holding a broom stick in front of me, looking at the side view at the mirror and everything looked just fine. Then when I would squat with the broomstick like I would on a low bar back squat I notice as I get down deeper I tend to bend forward, my lower back loses its arch somewhat, which then brings my hips up. So the main issue was not being able to squat like I should when my shoudlerblades are squeezed together and my arms behind...
I can't seem to figure out what flexibility issues I am having and how to fix it. I know push out on the abs more and keep the chest up, blah blah blah.. but not sure on the flexibility issue and if it's due to lack of shoulder flexibility, back flexibility, hip flexibility, or all of the above.
For warm-ups I do a lot of dynamic mobility work and various streches. I am not a naturally flexible guy, in fact my flexibility use to be very horrible before I powerlifted. I have the short arm, long torso build if that matters in this case and I squat fairly wide.
Sorry for the long post, but my squat is starting to look more like a gm squat making it a lot harder to hit depth then it should be, ahhhhhhh help me please!
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