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Elixa
05-06-2006, 12:55 AM
When I do squats, I tend to feel it more above my knees as opposed to in my butt and hamstrings. I've tried the tips I know of, like lifting up my toes and pushing through my heels, but I still don't feel it much in the butt. I've tried to lean back more, but it always feels like I'm gonna tip over. What am I doing wrong?

Erik
05-06-2006, 01:06 AM
Originally posted by Elixa@May 5 2006, 08:55 PM
When I do squats, I tend to feel it more above my knees as opposed to in my butt and hamstrings. I've tried the tips I know of, like lifting up my toes and pushing through my heels, but I still don't feel it much in the butt. I've tried to lean back more, but it always feels like I'm gonna tip over. What am I doing wrong?
Are you initiating the movement at the knees or at the hips?

Have you watched some full squat, or olympic squat video examples?

p-funk
05-06-2006, 01:30 AM
can you post a video of yourself squatting?

what are your knees doing when you squat? are the coming in knock-kneed?

what about your ankle flexability/mobillity? if that is poor it can give you some knee pain as well.