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Old 07-24-2007, 09:21 PM   #14
Greg Everett
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Originally Posted by Robb Wolf View Post
If you watch the person squat from the side the knee should not move forward AT ALL. It will not tighten the hip flexors in this way and shifts more loading to the hammies and adductors, especially if you keep the knees pushed out.

This will be tough to do in an olympic style squat.
yeah... that's pretty much no longer a squat. it's a good morning.

i'm dubious about the not tightening the hip flexors part. if the knees stay back, the hips must stay back and the torso must come forward closing the hip angle more so than would occur in an upright torso, knees-forward oly squat. the knee angle will be larger, but i'm not convinced the RF would be shortened any less--it would just be shortened from the hip end instead of the knee end.

you'd have to really externally rotate the feet to get the knees wide enough to sit into a squat like that, and then it's jacking up the hips instead of the knees. and if you squat deep, it's going to put some serious torque on the knees, so there goes that.

i think the only solution really is to do all your training on one of these:
Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches - 3rd Edition Now Out

"Without a doubt the best book on the market about Olympic-style weightlifting." - Mike Burgener, USAW Senior International Coach

American Weightlifting: The Documentary
Catalyst Athletics
Performance Menu Journal
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