I've been critiqued a few times for not arching my back enough during squats. Often I do it with a flat back or a very minor arch. I'm told that the way to correct it is to stick my ass out more when i descend, but I can't do this even with little/no weights.
I've been doing squats for about a year now and it doesn't seem to be getting any better (though thankfully not getting worse either).
What do I need to do to improve my form on this? I've tried doing some stretches, particularly hamstring stretches because I thought that was the problem.
Has anyone managed to correct this problem? Thanks, guys!
11-20-2010, 12:22 AM #1
Correcting form on squats - not flexible enough?
11-20-2010, 05:39 AM #2
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Read the thread, do the drills, do the stretches, put in your time and effort and you will have results.
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11-28-2010, 03:31 AM #3
11-28-2010, 05:23 AM #4
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Make sure you are sitting back and not 'dropping down'. shove the knees out and keep the chest up.
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11-28-2010, 06:20 AM #5
It took me about 6 weeks of stretching 3 times a week to correct lower back rounding for parallel squats and about another 6 weeks before I could do full Olympic style squats without rounding my lower back. I kept squatting in the interim but only in the range of motion that was safe at the time. I focussed on stretching the following muscles using PNF passive stretching techniques: hamstrings, calves, addductors, glutes, hip flexors, quads.
11-28-2010, 07:34 AM #6
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