Does your lower back round when you do a full squat?
Do you get a bit of a “butt wink” going on when you squat ATG?
This is a very common squat technique issue that many lifters have. Basically what happens is you can maintain a flat back as you sink down into the squat, but as soon as your hips drop down below parallel your lower back rounds in and causes your butt to rotate down and forward. This is often referred to as a “Butt Wink” or “Butt Winking”.
Now there are many top level lifters who have this lower back rounding and it doesn’t cause them any problems. Some guys are able to squat big weights despite the fact that their lower back rounds in the bottom of the squat. However, for others this can be a problem and cause lower back pain when squatting. And often times it leaves your lower back really sore after a squat workout.
The root cause of this is usually lack of flexibility in the glutes and hamstrings. Especially the top of the hamstrings where they connect at the bottom of your butt cheeks, the glute / hamstring tie in area. When your hamstrings are tight like this it pulls your hips forward and causes your butt to dip down and your lower back to round when you break parallel in the squat.
To fix this problem you should focus on stretching out the hamstrings and the glutes. In the video below you’ll see some good stretches that can help increase flexibility and mobility in the hamstrings & glutes.
Watch The Video Below to Learn How To STOP
Your Lower Back From Rounding When You Squat…
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Does your lower back round when you squat?
If so please let me know in the comments below…
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