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Old 05-02-2012, 12:12 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Dana Cole View Post
I have a relatively weak squat, and think that I don't use enough leg drive off the floor. After reading your post it looks like I overload the hamstrings because I don't use the quads during the pull. Would you suggest concentrated pulls with a flat foot and a fixed start to correct the mechanics?
Focus on squats as upright as possible, even pause back squats; DLs or halting DLs focusing on that posture/balance from the floor to the knee and/or upper thigh; and full pulls - if you do flat-footed pulls, that will reinforce the habit of not continuing to drive up w the legs as you extend the hips at the top. Remember that driving with the legs does not inherently mean being slow at the top - it means more force directed upward and more elevation on the bar.
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