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Old 02-16-2009, 10:45 AM   #21
Brian Lawyer
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Default Stretch Reflex

RE: Stretch Reflex:
What should I feel for? Coaching cues? Reading materials? etc. I really want to start working deeper ROM but I don't want to "collapse" at the bottom and I want to learn how to utilize my "stretch reflex" better.

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Originally Posted by Derek Maffett View Post
...You definitely shouldn't be losing tension at the bottom of the squat. You should hit the bottom more or less softly and bounce right back up. Squatting in dive bomber mode is just going to get you hurt.
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Originally Posted by glennpendlay View Post
...I also think that your hip flexor pain might go away a bit if you learn to utilize the stretch reflex a little more in the bottom...
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