Today we're going over one of our favorite drills to teach spinal neutral when performing a squat. Grab a PVC pipe or broomstick. This will help give you some real-time feedback.
Align the PVC pipe against the back of your body and go into a squat position. Did you lose contact with the bottom of the pipe? If so, you might have tight hips and your back is overcompensating. Give some of our hip opener exercises a try and see if it helps.
Again, align the PVC pipe against the back of you body. Does it lose contact in the middle of your spine? (Think arched back). If so, you might need to do some core exercises and engagement. Check out some of our core stability videos.
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