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    Hi guys,

    I've been having this same problem on my squat for as long as I can remember and I can't seem to fix it myself. Everything else in my form has slowly been getting better, but this. I instinctively want to look at my feet while squatting. If I look in front of me just a lil bit, my back angle stays vertical and my hamstrings end up relaxing distally. Same if I just tuck my chin and not crane my neck. So I know what I'm doing wrong, but I don't know how to fix it. Whenever I tighten my upper back, my neck invariably cranes forward, and it gets worse as I look down. Anyone here have the same problem, now or in the past, and can help out?

    Much obliged

    Video for reference: YouTube (sorry about portrait mode)

    PS: I've reread this article just now Identifying and Correcting Thoracic Spinal Flexion in the Squat | Bill Hannon , so I haven't been able to try the "superman chest" cue yet. Anyone here have any experience with it?

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    I see nothing wrong with this squat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    I see nothing wrong with this squat.
    Except for the weight, amirite?

    Thanks, Rip. Guess I don't have to worry about it then.

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