Squat University- squat mechanics

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:59 -- admin
squat_university- How can your squat mechanics create a disc bulge in your back? It all comes down to how much low back movement is allowed during the execution of the movement. This is an obvious example of excessive back round during the ascent. . If we took a snap shot of your back anatomy, each vertebrae bone is separated by a small disc. The inner most section called the nucleus is basically like jelly. Its surrounded by multiple layers of tough collagen rings. Repetitive poor postures and movements, like the rounded back shown today, over time can cause that inner gel nucleus to push through these rings which leads to pain. Keeping the back in a neutral braced position while lifting weights is essential therefore in keeping the spine healthy. . After dropping the ego lifting style and focusing on mechanics, you can see a drastic change in the 2nd video with how well this athelte was ableo to maintain his back position. The two cues I like to start with are to take a big breath and brace the core as if you’re about to get punched in the stomach to increase core stability. Also as you reach the bottom of the squat, thinking about driving the hips and chest up at the same rate can help maintain the correct coordination for a perfect squat. powerlifting . If you'd like to read more on how back injuries (like a bulging disc) are created when lifting, check out the blog article linked in my bio

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