"Pooping Dog"

“Pooping Dog”

This squat is a combo of a few things: lack of flexibility, lack of trunk strength, and to be quite honest, laziness.  A lot of people just drop into their squat without any regard for staying “tight”.  Tight in their trunk and legs to control their squat and positioning.  Plummeting into the bottom and letting everything just become a floppy mess is not going to do you any good.  You will not go any faster, you will not building trunk strength needed for everything in life, you will not build a solid butt that moves weight like a boss, and you will not have healthy ligaments/tendons after a while.  So the next time we say “CHEST UP” or “STAY TIGHT”, please do so and reap the benefits of proper squatting.

I will give you an example.  I happen to have a decent squat, however I noticed a stall and wanted to hit a few goals.  I started really paying attention to my technique.  To most people it looks fine and efficient, etc.  But at the very bottom of the squat I was tipping slightly forward due to years of being lazy at the bottom of my squat when doing air squats/wall balls/etc.   That laziness was now something that was keeping me from PRs and advancing with my weightlifting goals.  Fix it now!

Tuesday’s WOD:

Strength: Shoulder Press: 3RM, Drop to 80%

Conditioning:

6 Rounds

5 Ring Dips

10 Wall Balls

15 Kettlebell Swings (53lbs/35lbs)

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4 Comments

Fawn · April 1, 2013 at 8:44 pm

Shoulder press! Woooo!

Ben Lucero · April 1, 2013 at 9:10 pm

Lets do this!

Alow · April 1, 2013 at 10:20 pm

Wait. That’s not good? Thought you were taking a picture of how good I look.

Stewie · April 1, 2013 at 11:48 pm

Yay!

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