By Coach Greg.
If you have ever had trouble getting into a deep squat, you are not alone.
Many have trouble getting their hips low enough to maintain an upright chest position at the bottom of their squat.
So to make it feel like they are getting deep they flex forward at the hip so their eye level changes and THAT is when their backs start to hurt.
So how do we fix this? The problem seems to be at the hips and that they are limiting the ROM correct? But if you are already rolling and stretching your hips, the problem may be lower.
Squats start from the floor up and there are a lot of joints that need to work together to perform a proper squat. So, if we think from the bottom up, the first joint we use is the ankle.
If we aren’t getting proper ROM here then everything that comes after it will have to compensate to fix it. Here are a few things you can do to help improve your ankle mobility and your squat overall.
Published on: Mar 27, 2017