Phil Edwards status
- Feb 25, 2020
You keep saying this but haven't demonstrated that it's harmful.
Did you even watch this video? He said that "theoretically," losing neutral spine under load can create a disc bulge. What proof does he give for this? He later said how much buttwink is too much and is very subjective. He then gives the example of an Olympic lifter snatching close to 400 lbs with about the same amount of buttwink as you showed in your video. The difference between the two is the back angle and knee angles in a snatch vs. low bar squat. Finally he said that research shows there's not much you can do about it.He also shows an example of a more extreme version via a guy with undeveloped glutes - same thing just looks different.
Loading a barbell on your spine and squatting is actually not that much force relative to your body weight nor compared to many other athletic activities.OK, so your website wants to call them that. That's fine.
"Massive" amount of force, sure. Under appropriate circumstances.
You literally just started this and you're telling us what proper technique is.Right - my point was to show improper lifting technique.
You're not going to get anywhere with this. You're too prissy.I'm already doing it.