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    hi guys looking for advice on squats.

    I've been squatting barely to parrallel for ages and was getting lower back pain. I've lowered the weight and started going below parrallel but I'm still getting the pain. Im leaning too far forward when I go down and can't keep my back straight. any possible reasons for this and how can I correct it?
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    Foot position most likely, have you tried to raise your heel?
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    (Original post by Powerlifter)
    Foot position most likely, have you tried to raise your heel?
    do you mean raising my heels off the ground as i squat or putting something under them to keep them raised?
    I thought the first was bad to do?
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    Are you keeping your lower back arched and tight?

    (Original post by roryb93)
    do you mean raising my heels off the ground as i squat or putting something under them to keep them raised?
    I thought the first was bad to do?
    You're right. Leaning on your toes is bad.

    Powerlifter means the latter point.
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    (Original post by Powerlifter)
    Foot position most likely, have you tried to raise your heel?
    is this a good idea? I have tight calves so I've been putting small weight discs under my heels, doing flexibility work on my calves too so eventually i can squat properly, but is just raising my heels preferable to putting something below them?
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    (Original post by cowsforsale)
    Are you keeping your lower back arched and tight?

    I try to but whenever i arch my back I seem to lean forward even more. i must be doing it wrong ill look up vids to see what im doing wrong thanks.

    You're right. Leaning on your toes is bad.

    Powerlifter means the latter point.
    Ahh ok thanks I will try that next time I squat see if that helps the problem.
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    (Original post by a_t)
    is this a good idea? I have tight calves so I've been putting small weight discs under my heels, doing flexibility work on my calves too so eventually i can squat properly, but is just raising my heels preferable to putting something below them?
    Oly Shoes were invented for a reason. I don't mean coming off your heel, you need to sit on it to squat properly - I mean having it raised on a surface such as a small weight disk, bit of wood etc
 
 
 
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