I know that your butt would obviously stick out when you're in the whole but should you start sticking your butt out as soon as (or even before) you start your descent? I know that a lot of people say to stick your butt out but I feel it's kind of an ambigous thing to say because they don't say when to start pushing it out or by how much. Also, whenever I see people squating in videos they don't seem to stick their ass out at the start of their descent (or at least as much as I do). When people say "push your butt out" do they just mean let it naturally stick out or do they mean to actively stick it out? Or is this just something that varies between powerlifting and normal lifting? Advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
06-03-2013, 03:49 AM #1
Squat form - Do you actively push your butt out when first starting to descend?
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If I get carried away with pushing my butt back, I wind up on my toes and wind up having to really fight to get the lift.
I try to initiate the movement with my hips but have the bar travel in a vertical line.
I'll mess up on my last one or two reps and overdo the butt back part. It's a mental thing for me, it's getting better
06-03-2013, 07:48 PM #9
You really want to keep your hips under the bar as much as possible. That being said your butt should not come out your first movement should be breaking at your hips and push your knees out hard on the way down and even harder on the way up!Losers always whine about there best..... Winners go home and **** the prom queen!!!
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