Thread: squat woes
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Old 03-18-2009, 01:29 PM   #16
Dave Van Skike
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Originally Posted by Aimee Anaya View Post
The reason you are shooting your hips up is because your quads are not strong enough to support the load and open the knee at that angle (as a result of low-bar back squatting), so you have to refer to your posterior chain strength in order to stand up with heavy loads.

Is this a fair analysis? Her quads are at a disadvantage to be sure but it's not likley a muscualr weakness, her legs are just hella long.

Stacey, I bet you'll always have that (modest IMO) sticking point. You can mitigate it by widening stance, abandoning high bar or just do what you're doing, and really emphasize the front squat.

Better yet. Realize where your levers, put down those bumpers and come to the dark side.
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