Chad Wesley Smith addresses 3 common Squat mistakes.
- Rounding Over (my biggest fault): create more upper back tightness, hands close, elbows pushing in & forward -> helping thoracic extension. Front Squats are also a great tool to improve this.
- Loose Mid Section: you want “360° pressure”, cue =”breathe into your lower back” + flex glutes to align pelvis and create a neutral spine
- Lack of Commitment to the Descent: “Treat 135 like your Max and your Max like 135”.
More Squat Tips from Chad:
Chad Wesley Smith on Squat Tightness is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.