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Old 07-24-2007, 06:06 PM   #11
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If you watch the person squat from the side the knee should not move forward AT ALL. It will not tighten the hip flexors in this way and shifts more loading to the hammies and adductors, especially if you keep the knees pushed out.

This will be tough to do in an olympic style squat.
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Old 07-24-2007, 06:26 PM   #12
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Old 07-24-2007, 09:56 PM   #13
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Thanks, Robb! That's very interesting as I've been having some problems with my knees and have been doing high reps squats Oly style.
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Old 07-24-2007, 10:21 PM   #14
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John-
If you watch the person squat from the side the knee should not move forward AT ALL. It will not tighten the hip flexors in this way and shifts more loading to the hammies and adductors, especially if you keep the knees pushed out.

This will be tough to do in an olympic style squat.
yeah... that's pretty much no longer a squat. it's a good morning.

i'm dubious about the not tightening the hip flexors part. if the knees stay back, the hips must stay back and the torso must come forward closing the hip angle more so than would occur in an upright torso, knees-forward oly squat. the knee angle will be larger, but i'm not convinced the RF would be shortened any less--it would just be shortened from the hip end instead of the knee end.

you'd have to really externally rotate the feet to get the knees wide enough to sit into a squat like that, and then it's jacking up the hips instead of the knees. and if you squat deep, it's going to put some serious torque on the knees, so there goes that.

i think the only solution really is to do all your training on one of these:
http://www.bean.com/?UID=G_TR_EXACT_...FRMRQQodQEUHGw
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death stretch...legit.
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death stretch...legit.
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try this one:

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Old 07-25-2007, 10:45 AM   #19
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I am SO down with something called "The Death Stretch". I'm not so sure about the Bean, though. Will it turn me from "wimp to pimp"?

On a side note, I've realized I've gotten away from single-leg movements: split squats, step-ups, etc, and been stuck in various forms of squats, cleans, and deads. I probably need to mix it up a little.
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thanks for the rebound Greg, I was trying to find that photo but couldn't.
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