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Old 02-11-2013, 09:59 PM   #1
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Overhead squat critique

Hit a big PR looking for some comments on what can help me in the future with heavier weights. Jerk felt solid, fell forward a bit a bottom but saved it. any suggestions, thanks

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Old 02-11-2013, 10:19 PM   #2
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You need to either get yourself some lifting shoes, or work on your ankle mobility a little bit. I suggest both.

Other than that, solid lift! Congrats!

Oh, and did/do you wrestle for VT? Or did you get those at a camp or something?

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Old 02-11-2013, 11:14 PM   #3
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Re: Overhead squat critique

Try to focus on butt back more when you initiate the squat. It looks like you might be breaking forward with your knees first. This might be why you are pitched onto your toes as soon as you start the squat...
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:23 AM   #4
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Re: Overhead squat critique

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You need to either get yourself some lifting shoes, or work on your ankle mobility a little bit. I suggest both.

Other than that, solid lift! Congrats!

Oh, and did/do you wrestle for VT? Or did you get those at a camp or something?
I wrestled at Tech my freshman year and last semester. Im not wrestling anymore just focusing on crossfit. Thanks for the suggestions. I have tried olympic lifting shoes and I feel like it puts me to far forward on my toes and I can't stablilize. I should probably get a pair but for now i just have the nanos.
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Re: Overhead squat critique

Awesome, I think a lot of wrestlers will do well at CF. If you don't like the lifting shoes, then really focus on gluing that heel down...pushing your butt back would help but I think you should work on stretching out your heels.

I like these, especially the one the with the bar. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwLM5n-rYmA (WFS)
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:47 PM   #6
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Re: Overhead squat critique

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You need to either get yourself some lifting shoes, or work on your ankle mobility a little bit. I suggest both.
I agree - your heels are lifting just a bit off the floor, about the same thickness as the heels of lifting shoes. The right shoes would keep you anchored and keep all the right muscles engaged instead of raising up on your toes.

I get a kick out of your grin at the end of the video. Heavy lifts feel great, don't they?
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:04 PM   #7
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I wrestled at Tech my freshman year and last semester. Im not wrestling anymore just focusing on crossfit. Thanks for the suggestions. I have tried olympic lifting shoes and I feel like it puts me to far forward on my toes and I can't stablilize. I should probably get a pair but for now i just have the nanos.
If in lifting shoes you're on your toes, then you need to sit back on your heels more!! That's all there is to it, really!!
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