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Proper Bodyweight Squatting Form with Dr. Spina – For JitsMagazine.com

November 15, 2012

In this video featured on JitsMagazine.com, Dr. Spina reviews the steps necessary to perform body weight squats correctly….

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  1. Julia permalink
    December 21, 2012 6:44 pm

    Hi Dr. Spina. I’m trying to figure out why some of my clients are coming too far forward in order to get into the full squat position. Also, I’m seeing a lot of limited ROM in the pelvis, like the anterior pelvic tilt. Are these two issues related & can you give me some direction?

    • December 27, 2012 2:07 pm

      Hi Julia

      There are several reasons that may cause your clients to go too far ‘forward’ to achieve the position. Which can include:

      – lack of posterior line mobility/flexibility not allowing for the posterior movement of the pelvis
      – the improper cue of ‘keep your chest up and look straight ahead’ translates the weight forward
      – having the feet straight ahead
      – “Quad dominance” – ie. not enough hamstring/posterior line strength coupled with the utilization of too much weight too quickly
      – lack of adductor magnus flexibility/mobility

      Regarding the question about limited range of motion, this of course is a common problem. I am not sure that you mean that the clients are limited anterior pelvic tilt?…..but often the solution is a combination of mobility training, coupled with lowering the weights and correcting for technique problems

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