This is currently what I am working on correcting in my own squat so a very timely article by Blaine Sumner over at Juggernaut.
For Part 1: Setting up for a Huge Squat, click here.
With raw squatting, the vast majority of lifters miss the lift at relatively the same spot – just out of the hole after the stretch reflex has faded and the lifter is around the bottom 1/3 of the lift.
This is usually the do-or-die moment of a heavy squat.
Either the lifter is able to keep the bar moving at a similar rate as their hips are rising up, or the hips outpace the bar and it turns into a good morning.
There are two cues to help beat this sticking point – but we have to realize everybody has a sticking point somewhere when the weight is heavy enough. These cues don’t make your sticking point go away. They help you get through a lift that may have otherwise let you know what your gym floor tastes like.[Read More]