Originally Posted by Greg Everett
I mean specifically what is the limiter in your squat? Do you tip forward, do you lose your back posture, or do you simply not stand up?
Thank you for your replies.
Although I squat below parallel, my glutes or hamstrings are never sore or seem to get fatigued. I come out of the bottom OK but as I get back up just a little above parallel, I lean forward and I tend to stall. If this is where the glutes are supposed to help - mine don't. Also, it seems impossible to keep my weight more toward my heels. I have very poor flexibility in my hamstrings and I'm working to correct that but it's a very slow process.
Regarding back posture, I noticed that powerlifters with big squats tended to be able to to squat deeply without their butt curling under as they went below parallel. My butt does curl under as I go below parallel. Does this mean my glutes "disengage" and never get back into the game?