Full squats problem: lower back curving

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  1. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    When I'm doing full squats, when I go below parallel my lower back curves a bit. This is around the tailbone area. Any well known or obvious form problems that cause this to happen? :hs:

    The reason I ask is because I had some lower back soreness and realized today it was due to the full squats I've been doing recently.
     
  2. TZ

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    Not sure, just remember to stick your ass and chest out.
     
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    also make sure the weight is on your heels not on your toes
     
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    record a vid with no weight and do a a2g squat, if its what i have in mind, its actually normal
     
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    and if it is what im thinking, the solution is a little unconventional. let your knees come past your toes.
     
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    thats a really good tip, i used to have the problem where da weight would be on my toes.:bigthumb:
     
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    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    I'm pretty sure it is what you are thinking of. This pic shows the curve at the lower back near the tailbone. The problem is my lower back gets super sore and I cannot at all prevent it from happening if I go below parallel.

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    if you get a shoe with heel it may help you prevent your pelvis from rolling over, however, its a pretty common thing for most people when doing full squats.

    Increasing hip/hamstring/calf flexibility will help somewhat
     
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    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    I can definitely see a high heeled shoe helping a ton with this. I'll give that a try. I just might have to go back to doing wide stance parallel squats and do front squats to parallel for quad strength. I wish I could do full squats but my lower back hurt so bad I had to skip deads last week. :hsd:

     
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    don't be a fucking pussy.

    for starters
     
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    Um, from your waist down, your vertebrae are all fused together. Do you mean your lumbar region?
     
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    Since you know, you are a badass when you keep on repeating the same mistake that leads to pain, or even a possible injury. :ugh2:
     
  13. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    I guess it's the first joint above the area that's all fused together that curves.

    As someone said earlier in this post it's pretty common. take off your shoes and squat down low. Put your hand on your lower back. When you get really low (thighs completely touching calves, ass near ankles) that part curves. It's in the picture i posted too. Maybe it's just me and this curve hurts me and nobody else?

     
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    below your lumbar, your sacral region i guess, is the area of concern, when u get that deep allow your knees to go forward to keep your spine aligned.
     
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    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    Thanks to Preemo and Gohan! I did it with a high heeled shoe and with my knees forward over my feet and it stops the curve. F&N ftw!
     
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    Also the closer I grab the bar the less curve I get
     
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    I'm struggling to understand how this is so, anatomically speaking.
     
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    no probs man, the greater range of knee flexion will hit the quads harder too.

    Some people tend to get a little bit of knee soreness, so get some heat into your knees before squatting and all should be good.
     
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    :wtc:
     
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    Spread your arms out sitting like you were going to squat, do one with a wide grip, and one with your arms practically next to your shoulders. The closer your arms the tighter your back gets
     
  21. Skeletor

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    hooray for knee injuries!
     
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    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    Try "squat knee toes" in pubmed :hsugh:
     
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