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I have had back trouble since I hearniated L5 when I was 17. I put up with the pain until two years after college I hurt it again on the job. The chiropractor that fixed me up suggested that I start lifting again and take up yoga to help find the weaknesses in my lower spine and to bring my abs up to par. One day in yoga class I asked a few questions about how to lock my lower back in while doing squats. My yoga instructor suggested that I demonstrate the lift and she would critique my posture. I started to squat and she stopped me immediately and asked why I tilted my pelvis forward. I told her it was how I had always done it. She said that that was how I had hurt myself i the first place. We spent several weeks fixing the problem via flexability work and wall sits and now I squat with no pain and with greater balance. Think of it as doing squats on a smith machine. You have to buld up your abilty to sit as far back as you can when squating without Arching your back and tilting your pelvis foward. Sucking in your belly buttong to your spine helps alot. Also when you hit bottom you but should be dirrectly between you heels. So your stance should be wide enough to accomodate.
It is all a matter of flexability!
published at Jun 4th 2008 7:15pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/