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Olympic vs. PL Squats Article Question


This post is in reference to the article published by Mike Robertson & Geoff Neupert “Olympic vs. Powerlifting Squats” on T-Nation site:

I am trying to do the phases for squatting deep but somethings there I have never heard of. The following sentence from the article I do not know off:

“Gluteals/Deep 6: Seated spinal twist and standing/seated figure-4”

“Hip Flexors: Standing/kneeling hip flexor stretch with and without psoas bias (lateral torso flexion away from the stretched side)”

For the first one, what is Deep 6 and “figure-4”? Is this some exercise? I cannot find it anywhere on the net.

The second one, if someone could explain what they mean that would be great. Thanks heaps, appreciate it!

the first one is a muscle that is part of the butt, and figure 4 probably shows it to you

the second one is showing the difference between the stretch with cheating and strict.

figure-4 does not seem to relate to a pic. because there seem to be none that can be referred to?

Definition of Deep Six: http://www.massagetherapy.com/articles/index.php/article_id/412/The-Deep-Six-Part-1
Example of Figure 4 exercise/stretch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdEfvemvsrI

thanks for the post, i really appreciate it. i looked everywhere and could not find it. I also wanted to ask u if u know what “Hip Cradles” are? Cant find these anywhere on the net