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Old 12-01-2012, 10:15 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by SCStrong View Post
My stance is slightly wider than shouder width and I have tried to focus on sitting back first and leading with my head (been watching Rip's videos online ).... My lower back is not hurting per se, just feeling the squats there and in my glutes (mostly glutes) I just wanted to make sure I was not short changing my thighs.
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Some times guys sit too back to the point they turn the squat into more of a clunky lift than a natural lift. It is common among lifters who listen to Rippetoe to see guys forcing the hips back too much and slightly folding over a bit, and or almost hyperextending their lower back and squatting with a bubble butt.

Not saying this is the case for you, but wanted to point it out in case.

Any unwanted pressure/stress you can take off the lower back is good.
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