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Hi Coach, My question is regarding the "wink" at the bottom of my squat. I maintain lumbar extension until just below parallell. Any further than that, I start to lose extension and when I'm in a full, ass-to-ankles squat, I'm borderline neutral/tucked. My question are: Do I stop my squat BEFORE I reach this point? Am I OK at neutral Lumbar Spine? Or do I continue stretching hams until it doesn't happen? BTW, I wear Oly Shoes during my squats and lifts. Thanks!


*Someone else asked a similar question, but the answer was sent to him through his email. Sorry for the repeat question.


sorry.....i would be stretching the heck out of my hamstrings. if you send me an e mail i will send you some pix that will help i am sure. coach bob takano a hall of fame coach showed me these vids. re you question do i stop---yes....but stretch in the position by driving your hips forward and keeping your heels on the ground....this will drive your chest up and forward into a more vertical position. its a great stretch....but do not go down where you encouinter the wink!!
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