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    Male, 34 yo, 169 lbs, late novice approaching intermediate. I am struggling to keep a vertical path in the squat, because my hips seem to ascend faster than my upper back out of the hole. I am currently using a 10 mm Inzer belt, and I was wondering if a 13 mm one could help with this?

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    Video?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    Video?
    I only have this side view video from my last session. I have widened my stance and tried to keep the torso more vertical, which has improved the bar path, but I believe I am hyperextending my back now.

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    With all of the videos we've made about this, why do you think you need to keep your back more vertical?

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    nothing to do about your belt, but,

    stop holding your breath in your cheeks and closed mouth,
    you're gonna need a bely on your eyes like that,

    hold your valsava in your throat, keep your lips and teeth open,

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    I just couldn't keep the bar over the midfoot when my back was more horizontal. Maybe the problem was that I wasn't sitting back enough. I will try again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pieza kake View Post
    Male, 34 yo, 169 lbs, late novice approaching intermediate. I am struggling to keep a vertical path in the squat, because my hips seem to ascend faster than my upper back out of the hole. I am currently using a 10 mm Inzer belt, and I was wondering if a 13 mm one could help with this?
    Hip Drive | The Essentials of Loaded Human Movement

    Hips will lead the way up...watch video from about 8:30 to 9:30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pieza kake View Post
    I just couldn't keep the bar over the midfoot when my back was more horizontal. Maybe the problem was that I wasn't sitting back enough. I will try again.
    Understanding the Master Cue | Mark Rippetoe

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    For reference, when would you prescribe a 13 mm belt to a lighter lifter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pieza kake View Post
    I just couldn't keep the bar over the midfoot when my back was more horizontal. Maybe the problem was that I wasn't sitting back enough. I will try again.
    A cue that finally worked for me (much better than "Ass back, lean over!") was to think about bringing my shoulders towards my knees on the way down. Really helped visualizing leaning over and sitting back more.

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