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Old 06-16-2008, 06:46 AM   #1
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Default Rounding of the back in squat

I have this weakness/ problem when I get to the bottom of my squat my butt tucks underneath me nullifying the arch in my lower back. Is this a weakness of something?
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:05 AM   #2
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I have exactly the same problem. The cause is tight hamstrings. Stretch!

A good one is to grab a plate (25# or whatever) and hold the bottom position of a stiff-legged deadlift for 30 seconds. Repeat.
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:06 AM   #3
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Ok that sounds right, I have very tight hamstrings.
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:54 AM   #4
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Stretch out that position by getting in a deep squat. Can be both ankles and hammies. Also, wanna get the lower back stronger as well.

Pretty much what Tim said.
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Old 06-16-2008, 01:24 PM   #5
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Stretch out that position by getting in a deep squat. Can be both ankles and hammies. Also, wanna get the lower back stronger as well.

Pretty much what Tim said.
Thanks for the replies, so I shouldn't be progressing further with increased weight until this is fixed. It happens with 40 kg the same as it happens with 90 kg.
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Old 06-16-2008, 01:44 PM   #6
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http://strengthmill.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1334
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Old 06-20-2008, 08:10 AM   #7
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Good post John.
Tons of knowledge there.

My video is dissected amongst others too
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Old 07-01-2008, 12:43 PM   #8
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exrx.net associates hips posteriorly rotating in the bottom of the squat (butt wink) with glute and adductor inflexibility, not hamstrings.
http://exrx.net/Kinesiology/Inflexib...anchor13258452
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http://exrx.net/Questions/FullSquatHipFlex.html (WFS)
the deep squat test shows the same.

Bent knees means not the hamstrings.

Thoughts?
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Old 07-01-2008, 04:06 PM   #9
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Do the stretch I suggested earlier, then do an air squat. If hamstring tightness is the problem or even a contributor, you should be able to tell the difference. Same with the ankles, and possibly the glutes and adductors...

It's a bit odd that they don't mention hamstring tightness. It is definitely a factor though. Remember that the hamstring is a player in two joints, not just the knees.
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:18 AM   #10
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Tiight/shortened hip flexors will contribute to hamstring "tightness."
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