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Flexibility Squats

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Athletes in Motion
October 7, 2016
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Do you have issues with your lower body flexibility? Is it hard to get into the "bottom" position of the squat? Then this video is for you.Glenn Pendlay is a world-renowned Olympic weightlifting coach and former head coach at Muscledriver USA. He's coached national champions in Olympic weightlifting for decades.In this video, he shows some exercises for increasing flexibility at the bottom of the squat. This position applies to back squats, front squats, overhead squats, and odd object squats. Inflexibility can come from sitting too long and too often, or from using your body in one way for a long period of time (if you're a runner, for example).[caption id="attachment_8403" align="aligncenter" width="884"]


Wouldn't you love to be able to squat like this dude? Source: Wikimedia Commons[/caption]It can be painful, at first, to develop this kind of flexibility. Humans were meant to squat, and we even start our lives, as toddlers, squatting down naturally to pick things up and put them back down.Over time, however, we become accustomed to sitting and our legs weaken.If you really want to develop powerful legs, you need to squat deep. Check out the video for tips on how to do that:



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