Posted On:4/16/2009 11:28am
Style: ti da shuai na
Here's another great video discussing proper posture during horse-like squatting motions:
YouTube - Inner Thigh Exercises - The PliÃ© Squat
(via Formosa Neijia)
... make sure to listen to the audio track as some of the video examples are of things not to do.
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Posted On:4/17/2009 11:43pm
Style: Hung Ga Kung Fu
I'm just willing to give up on that and think there's many different ways to do "squats"... I don't think that any one way is the answer for everyone.
I'm pretty sure I know why I don't do squats with my toes pointed outwards and I've never had any knee pain. But, right now, my stance work is of minimal importance.
Posted On:12/10/2011 4:03pm
Originally Posted by Jack Rusher
For an example of someone who can drop very deep with a proper spine, have a look at what Akuzawa does at ~0:44 of this video:
For a nice explanation from another perspective, here's Kelly Starrett (D.Pt, founder of SF crossfit, &c) explaining the "one joint rule" approach to athletic movement:
His recommendations here for how to move under load are very much in line with correct body mechanics as understood by every system of physical culture I've ever practiced.
Last edited by Jack Rusher; 12/10/2011 4:04pm at .
Reason: messed up second video link
Posted On:12/10/2011 4:29pm
Style: Hung Gar, Choy Lay Fut
I think one problem is many people can't even tell the difference between spinal and hip flexion/extension, from a proprioceptive standpoint.
Just go watch an average ab class.
The "Cook hip lift" can help in this regard, imo.
Posted On:12/10/2011 5:44pm
Originally Posted by ChenPengFi
many people can't even tell the difference between spinal and hip flexion/extension, from a proprioceptive standpoint. The "Cook hip lift" can help in this regard, imo.
I agree, and even go so far as to endorse the full Bret Contreras glute progression up to the Barbell Hip Thrust:
Posted On:12/10/2011 5:46pm
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Posted On:12/12/2011 7:54pm
My only issue with MaBu is the knee adduction that some schools advocate.
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Posted On:12/12/2011 11:17pm
Style: Taai Si Ji Kung Fu
Originally Posted by Tom Kagan
I think I'll put my new cameraphone to some use and make a video of the form of which I speak.
Damn, I'm a moron with the attention span and memory length of a flea.
I'm glad this thread popped up again. Since I have reasonably healthy knees, hips and a back again, I gotta see just how poorly I can do these sequences again.
Calm down, it's only ones and zeros.
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