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How to Increase My Squat Flexibility?


#1

Hi

I really struggle with my squat. I am very stiff and got no flexibility what so ever, which result in a rounded back when I try to squat deep.

Can you recommend a before/after training routine I can use, so I can increase my squat mobility?

Sincerly Humseper.


#2

http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/defrancos_training_rules_for_washedup_meatheads

Scroll down to the Agile 8.

Sincerely SD.


#3

Nice. Thanks!


#4

There are at least two threads on this topic on the first two pages of this forum.

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#5

foam roller, work on your ankle mobility.


#6

Glute Activation/Potentiation - - check out Thibaudeau's High Threshold Hypertrophy book.

If you have a rounded back, elevate your heels on a 2x4 wood piece. If you don't have that, use two 45 pound plates, and space them out accordingly.

Hope that helps,

Eric


#7

I thought elevating your heels was a big no-no for strength training -- at least according to Ripptoe and Pearl.


#8

Thanks for the link, good info!


#9

Snatch Grip deadlifts are good :slight_smile:


#10

it's just to get flexibility on, that's why oly weightlifters use shoes with medium heels.


#11

Give this a go; really helped me out!

http://www.youtube.com/v/XXV38sTQNN8?fs=1&hl=en_GB