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    Quote Originally Posted by jfreaksho View Post
    KStar is awesome, but finding what I need on his site is impossible. I gotta back up Coach here- get all the way down into the bottom of a squat position and hang out for a bit. If you aren't flexible, hold on to something to keep from falling over backwards, or put something under your heels.
    I did this, and I have recommended it to others. It's amazing how fast you can pick this up.

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    We use one called the couch stretch quite a bit, check out the tutorials on google for that one.
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    I love to stretch out on my couch but I'm having trouble seeing how it would help my squat...

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    I think what he is referring to is a stretch where you stand in front of your couch as if you were about to sit down, and then put your knee into the crease where the back and seat cushions meet, and then stretch your leg/hip.

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    It has been suggested to me to foam roll my glutes using a bench. The position to get in to foam roll the glutes also stretches the adductors. I've also been given a list of stretches to do that primarily target the low back, hamstrings and adductors. The starting strength book shows a person just getting into a squat position and pushing the knees out with the arms. This seems to stretch me pretty well for the squat if I'm feeling cold and stiff.
    Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
    Starting squat: 45lbs. Highest squat: 167.5 x 2. Current Deadlift: 210 x 3

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    Horse walk by Ido Portal (check his ''locomotion research'' video).

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    Squat to Stand Tips From Eric Cressey - YouTube

    This is one of my favorites because you are stretching the right muscles as well as grooving a proper squat pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakejoh10 View Post
    Squat to Stand Tips From Eric Cressey - YouTube

    This is one of my favorites because you are stretching the right muscles as well as grooving a proper squat pattern.

    Jake
    Yes, this was one of the stretches I was trying to describe, it is a good one!

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    You never want to raise your heals, everything should be tight and feet should be gripping the floor when you squat, don't teach your body to raise it's heals. That being said.

    Foam roll, Legs swings, hamstring stretches, pigeon yoga pose, anything that will increase your hip flexor flexibility, static squats with out rounding out your back, they key is to keep your arch and not let your tail bone tuck under you. Hold a barbell if you can above your head arms our and locked and grip tight, now squat down while still holding the bar above your head. This makes your body stay tight and upright because it has to work to not drop the bar. I do this as a warm up for my squats, it keeps everything in good form, but legs swings and lunges with one legs out behind me helped me the most, really loosened up my hamstrings. I would get into a lunge, stick on leg out far behind me and bend down so my shoulder touches my inner leg.

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