Thursday, August 14, 2008

Squat Rx #21: "Hips Back"

The "hips back" cue is a great one for squatting, but not necessarily if you squat with a high-bar position. May be commonsense, but I hope it's helpful to some. Any comments would be appreciated.

7 comments:

Tom said...

That tip alone is worth a lot. Thank you Boris.

Boris said...

Thank you Tom.

Tom said...

Boris. If utilizing the box squat to get the sit-back technique, would the correct placement always be the low-bar position? My thinking was to always drive the hips back to keep the bar in vertical plane. Thank You. Tom

Boris said...

If you are sitting back, yes, I would use the low bar position.

Andy and Judy said...

I have had trouble getting the feel of "sitting back." But someone told me to make sure to start the hips going back before allowing the knees to start bending. That helped a lot.

Sanka said...

Thank you. Thank you.

I stumbled upon your site when I was sitting back during high bars and had a sharp pain in my lower back.

Is there a post for front squats?

This site is invaluable.

skor said...

Boris,
At some point you replied to my thread on T-nation regarding squat form suggesting I take a video. I finally got the videos of me squatting and would like to have you take a look at it (I noticed you haven't visited t-nation in a while). Thanks again for SquatRx videos. Here is a link: http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_forum/sports_body_training_performance_bodybuilding_strength/squat_form_check_1