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2018/01/07 11:36:44 (permalink)
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Squat technique

I am starting to hit the weights again after a lay off, mainly doing other sports such as running and football.
 
Any help on a problem I am worried about with squat technique, would be welcome. I feel that my right leg is taking more of the strain than left. I had a historic knee problem over a few years ago, and not sure if that's the reason.
 
I am on light weights at the minute but hoping to build up again.
 
 
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    Brett
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    Re: Squat technique 2018/01/07 12:39:16 (permalink)
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    Hi mate.
     
    Here is an excellent in depth walkthrough on squatting.
     
    https://stronglifts.com/squat/
     
    Be sure to revisit it time to time as you will forget many of the little tips.
     
    Have fun.
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    Re: Squat technique 2018/01/07 17:26:41 (permalink)
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    Cheers! much appreciated some useful pointers on there
     
    I like the look of the programme as well 
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    Re: Squat technique 2018/01/08 14:18:16 (permalink)
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    Programme is great for learning form and building strength. I did it for 3 months and enjoyed it. Bloody honest hard work though.
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    Re: Squat technique 2018/01/08 15:31:37 (permalink)
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    This is quite common and is usually down to hip mobility being greater on one side.
    Solution is to work on your mobility, paying particular attention to differences, and get checked out by a physio.

    Lifter, runner and founder of nuutrii, a free recipe analyses tool for athletes.
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    Re: Squat technique 2018/01/08 21:07:17 (permalink)
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    Thanks will do that. Wouldn't have thought of hip mobility.
     
    Brett - how did you find the results? not so much size but strength?
     
    Thanks both!
     
     
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    Re: Squat technique 2018/01/09 06:40:12 (permalink)
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    Could also add split squats in if you’re worried one side is stronger
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    Re: Squat technique 2018/01/15 18:53:59 (permalink)
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    stephen71
    Thanks will do that. Wouldn't have thought of hip mobility.
     
    Brett - how did you find the results? not so much size but strength?
     
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    Sorry mate just saw this.
     
    Coming back into the game you will get both size and strength, but yes it is more designed for strength.
     
    The other guys also make a good point. You may find that you are favouring one leg for whatever reason. I have to stop myself doing this as some times my arse tends to travel to the right in the bottom of the squat and I'll favour the left. This is usually when my sciatica flares up in my left leg though.
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    Re: Squat technique 2018/01/18 08:58:42 (permalink)
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    yes you should take lightweight at this stage.if you do squat without weight it will better for you.after 15-20 days you can take lightweight.if you follow this then you don't face back pain, knee pain.
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    Re: Squat technique 2018/01/18 09:30:21 (permalink)
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    You could also try warming the hips up first (using a strap).  Plus some low lunges...

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