After reading Thib’s article, 7 toolbox exercises, I really liked the look of the Lumberjack squat. I have always had a problem with regular squats,my upper body wants to bend forward at an alarming rate…perhaps 40-45 degrees.
I thought these may be easier…no, no, no…I simply cannot get my back anywhere what looks to be like a “normal” squatting position as I descend.
If I place a 10kg plate under the heel, then presto…my form looks like it should. However, there has got to be something wrong. Flexibility ??? Mind muscle connection on the initial movements that place me in an impossible position ?
I am 6’2, 33 years, active, play a wide variety of sports,injury free, been lifting weights for years…but have never been able to squat correctly. I figure after discovering T-Nation…that I had better do something about it.
Has anyone else encountered this and solved their problem ? Or is anyone able to offer some advice ?