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Old 01-27-2012, 05:43 AM   #1
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squat check

let me know what you think. i apologize for the crappy angle. my partner isnt exactly the smartest sometimes lol btw the video is work, home, school, daycare safe
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:21 AM   #2
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Man, those are some AWFUL squats.
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Man, those are some AWFUL squats.
Agreed. Those are the worst squats I've ever seen.
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Re: squat check

yeah, i kinda realized that after i posted it. i had a few videos to put up and got the wrong title on here.
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I responded on your thread on the SV forum, along with a few other people. Not bad, but can be better.
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I responded on your thread on the SV forum, along with a few other people. Not bad, but can be better.
thanks. just thought i would throw it up here while i was waiting for it to get approved over there. and never hurts to get multiple opinions.
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let me know what you think. i apologize for the crappy angle. my partner isnt exactly the smartest sometimes lol btw the video is work, home, school, daycare safe
http://youtu.be/pr9Nj1ZUnxA
You have just the slightest bit of rounding, from lumbar to cervical, at the bottom of your deadlift. Nothing drastic and nothing that'll make your discs explode, but it could turn into more harmful form faults if uncorrected.
Considering the seemingly light weight (you did a ton of reps, so I'm assuming it's light for you), it's probably a flexibility or positional awareness thing.
Try fixing your midline positioning first (i.e., when standing up, before you bend over to grab the bar for your first rep, stabilize your whole midline and keep it tight and solid--don't let it round out when you bend over), then shoot your hips back and slightly bend your knees, grab the bar, adjust yourself to your pulling position, and pull (all whilst keeping your midline in the proper position). I'm a big Rippetoe fan, and this isn't the Rippetoe-recommended deadlift set up (make of that what you will), but KStar is a fan of it, and I've found it works well to help me prioritize and be aware of spinal position. Plus I always pull more with this load ordering.

Other than that, really shoot those hips back when you're lowering the bar. You're getting a bit of the over-the-knee-swoop. And keep your weight off of your toes and your head down a bit more (look more forward and down than just forward).
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