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Old 09-16-2012, 08:11 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by BendtheBar View Post
How does a lifter avoid the tendency to lean forward when trying to hit depth.
More weight! LOL!

You can try a few of the following
  • Pick a spot on the ceiling and stare at it throughout the lift, even in the whole; this will keep your head from dropping and making you lean over.
  • Leaning forward in the whole is usually a flexibility issue. Stretch, stretch a lot, even on non-squat days. Get more flexibility in your hips.
  • Move your stance around. Experiment with lighter weights, moving your feet closer, wider, pointing your toes forward and out. Find the foot and leg position the lets you get down without leaning.
  • As I said first, more weight! If you find yourself leaning but you are able to handle the weight easily, donít worry about hitting depth. Go up in weight slowly until you can hit depth without compromising your form.
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