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Here's some videos of my squat form. Here's what I did a few weeks ago:
Now here's what I did today with 70 lbs. less:
Any advice would be appreciated.
07-23-2006, 07:33 PM
You've got the depth down. But I notice that you bend at your waist before you bend your knees by squatting back. Doing this will cause you to bend forward too much. Also, when you pick the bar up off the supports you are looking down. Dont. Don't worry about looking at your feet too much while placing them.
Get under the bar, and ARCH the bar out of the supports, thus bringing your chest immediately out, and your head up and steady. Remember, where your head goes, your body goes. When you are coming "out of the hole," start with your head. While you are pushing up with your legs, keep your head and neck pushing against the bar.
yeah puff your chest out and you should be ok
Thanks guys---I'll work on the form some more and come back with some videos.
My back has always been disproportionately stronger than my hams/glutes--hopefully my posterior chain work will improve this weak area.
Any other advice would be appreciated.
07-24-2006, 01:08 PM
hard to see with that quality of vid and angle. Best bet is to get a side shot. your straight in front of the camera. Not the best angle to view to critique.
Check the other video.
07-24-2006, 01:47 PM
U r pushing butt back a little too far. u are getting bent over too far. it doesnot have to be pronounced, just transfer the weight to the rear chain as ur first movement.just push back until u feel ur upperbody leaninging more than usual. then spread knees and drop down between them. i can tell fom the side view ur hamstrings are really weak. once u get halfway down, ur hips shhot forward putting ur knees shoot way out over ur feet. when u squat correctly, ur shins will not move much, and ur knees will stay over the center of ur foot. it will come with time and repitition. keep ur max effort days down to 60-70 for 4-5 sets of 5. total of 20-24 reps.
Thanks Sam--any accessory exercises you recommend? I'm doing modified GHRs, band pullthroughs (arched back, high), wide leg presses, and sldls. I'll throw in RHs once I'm back in Chattanooga.
07-24-2006, 02:40 PM
Stiff legs and GHRs. also just upping the volume on ur ME day by lowering the weight and building strength thru repitition with lower weights.
Thanks again, Sam!
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