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06/23/2014 at 4:06 pm #70998Caitlin ChapmanParticipanthey guys, i’m new to this community
and hope to find helpful answers here. I already did my homework, which
means I read through a lot of threads with similiar topics plus I
watched tons of videos from the archive. anyway, I’m desperate because I
can’t find the right explanation/solution for my problem.
the problem is: I don’t have an upright torso while
squatting. I need to concentrate really hard to not look like a ski
jumper when I do air squats.I am capable of doing front, back and OH
squats and oly in my trainings, but I am sure that I could be more
successful with an upright torso position.
Mobility in general is not my biggest strength. I know my
ankles are my weakest points. I can go into a deep squat with
weightlifting shoes after having done some mobility excercises. I can
also change from that position to a pistol sit (which as you know is a
test from Kelly to see if the problem is the ankles). I know
weightlifting shoes are only a tool and not the solution but I just need
them because I am really, like really really stiff.
Moreover I don’t have any problems doing a correct couch
stretch. I see a lot of people doing worse who can squat a lot more
upright than me. I just don’t get it.
Ass to grass squat
while wallsquatting is just not possible for me. When I do a bar hold
squat my torso is upright but at the deepest point I feel like my weight
is pulling me backwards. If I let go of the bar, I fall backwards
So I guess thats enough of chaotic information – sorry for
that. I hope someone can take some time to help a desperate german
crossfitter. i can definitly provide pics and/or videos if necessary.
thanks in advance.
06/23/2014 at 5:10 pm #74845
06/24/2014 at 5:24 am #74848Caitlin ChapmanParticipant
Hey katilin. Thx for your fast Feedback. I have to admit i am not doing anything for hip mobility apart from Couch stretch and hip external Rotation on a box. I can do the kettlebell oh squats with weightlifting shoes with little Weight but i guess that’s because of my relatively good shoulder mobility. My Torso Position doesn’t change. So i need to improve my hip mobility? Do you Happen to know some excercises to do that? TIA
06/24/2014 at 1:05 pm #74851Anonymous
Yes, as it shows in the daily rx you need full hip flexion.
Weight lifting shoes feel slack to the system by raising your heel from the ground.
Pro Episode # 42 – Rounded Lumbar in the Squat? How’s your Hip Flexion?
Episode 262: Hip Flexion Case Study and MobRx Part 1
Episode 262: Hip Flexion Case Study and MobRx Part 2
Episode 246: Retooling Old Favorite Mobs
Episode 238: Hip Opening
Episode 234: Improve Your Proximal Hip Mobility and Nerve Tunnels
Episode 221: Flexion + External Rotation Hip Opener
06/25/2014 at 2:14 pm #74864Katie HemphillParticipant
Hey Dennis,Go after the ankles, and go after them hard.The fact that you’re able to squat more upright in the Oly shoes points strongly in that direction. Since they wedge your heel up, they take some of the mobility demand off of the ankle. More hip mobility would help you further compensate for that lack, yes, but that probably isn’t the best way to solve your problem.It can be frustrating, and they can take a lot of consistent effort to improve, but things will pick up. Don’t stop until you can perform that pistol switch without your Oly shoes.
06/30/2014 at 3:37 pm #74885Caitlin ChapmanParticipant
Thank you for your Feedback. I’ve watched a lot of ankle mobility Material and exercised but I just dont feel its getting better. When i am at the deepest Point of the Squat i feel my ankle “collapse” a little bit and then i fall backwards. Do you know any non plus Ultra exercises that can help speeding up the Process a little? Tia
06/30/2014 at 5:27 pm #74887Anonymous
Is your foot collapsing causing your ankle to collapse?
Episode 07: Bro, Your Navicular Bone Dropped
How often are you working on it?
Shorter doses more often throughout the day is a place to start.
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