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Old 09-13-2012, 09:02 PM   #51
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I am confused, I break the knee first, but if you dont break at the knee or hip where to to start?

Breaking at the hips first kicks your hip flexor muscle in to help support the weight, breaking the knees first kicks in the quads. The narrower the stance the more you will want to break at the knees, the wider the hips.

Most people are stronger in the hips but if you are one of those narrow stance squatters, a quad squatter, break at the knees first.

The one thing I have learned over the years is that you have to do what works for you when it comes to form on the squat or any other lift. Do what's comfortable to you and it will work.
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Regarding hips too far back, ran into a comment by Ripp:

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The position he's now getting in at the top is his attempt to set the back with an exaggerated lordotic curve where it's easy to do.
Some, in an attempt to achieve proper lower back extension, end up sticking their butts too far back (or scrunching up their shoulders, or something similar.

Here's a good video:

Starting Strength: Video



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Sticking your ass out in exaggerated fashion isn't the same thing as lumbar extension.
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