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Thread: Eye Gaze Direction in the Squat

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2009

    Default Eye Gaze Direction in the Squat

    by Mark Rippetoe

    "For reasons I cannot understand, our recommended eye gaze direction for the squat looking down at the floor in front of you is controversial. This is odd, because looking up at the ceiling (apparently the Right Thing To Do) results in your neck being placed in extreme overextension..."

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Leeds, UK


    I used to have a bad habit of closing my eyes as I strained through the sticking point of the squat. The inside of the eyelids are not a useful reference point.

    A recent Barbell Logic podcast mentioned imagining two pressure sensors in each shoe, one at the heel and one at the ball of the foot and to maintain a 50:50 distribution of weight across them, I have used this and found it useful.


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