teaching some to hit depth in squats

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  1. grampositivecocci

    grampositivecocci New Member

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    So we've been trying to teach this wrestler to squat, I honestly think his hams are to tight to hit depth. We were literally pushing down on his hips and he couldnt hit depth.

    Any tips guys?

    I don't want any bandaid solutions like large hells or plates under heels.
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Is he squatting wide or close stance? Have him point his toes out some and see if that helps.
     
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    tried pointing toes out

    tried wide stance

    tried narrow stance

    this fucker is hard
     
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    ah good so i was doing something right.

    So start with a high box and move down

    then remove the box?
     
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    body weight squats till he can just drop down ass to grass.
     
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    he can't do a bodyweight squat even to parallel, seriously seriously seriously tight.
     
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    Stretch out for about 10-15 minutes, use smith, do low box squats.
     
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    put 800lbs on his back and he'll go down :mamoru:
     
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    i was like that too. i just kept squatting with light weights until i eventually became able to go to parallel. i still dont think i can hit parallel without at least 135 lbs on me. definitely not able to go down to parallel doing bodyweight squats and keeping my feet flat. stretching the hip flexors A LOT along with some ankle and achilles stretches that also seem to help some too.
     
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