Posts Tagged ‘deep squat’

Backs are ruined by defective execution of squats, and the squats are blamed instead of the incompetent instruction. The chief mechanical cause of back injury while doing weighted squats is posterior tilting of the lifter’s pelvis, called “butt wink,” which during the squat causes reflexive flexing (bending forward) of the lifter’s lumbar spine. Those two […]

“Five-step” Horse-Riding Stance Question: First I wish to say thank you for sharing your information on flexibility training. I am an admirer of your work, and because of the information in Stretching Scientifically, my basic kicks got much higher than they ever were before—a lot of people noticed that in the dojang where I practice […]

I just received your Stretching Express DVD, and it looks very interesting. However, I have heard for ages that deep squats, where the thigh goes past parallel to the floor, are bad for the joints (in particular the knee joint). Is this a problem or an old wives’ tale, and more recent scientific evidence has […]

I got the following questions from a reader of Stretching Scientifically. > I received your book, Stretching Scientifically, and have been very excitedly > attempting to develop side and front splits. I’ve recently begun taekwondo, > but I come from a background of CrossFit, where I’ve been doing deep squats and > other movements with […]