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Old 12-24-2014, 03:06 PM   #1
Phillip Micah Gilmore
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Front squat form

Hey guys here is body weight front squat. Just wanting advice on form. Lately I've felt like I favor 1 leg in my squats a bit. I think that hip might be tighter and am working to mobilize it more. Any advice is appreciated.

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Old 12-25-2014, 06:15 AM   #2
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Re: Front squat form

Looks pretty good. Though it's a tough angle to see..
Nit picky comments, it looks like you have your weight a bit forward when you descend, and then you have a bit of forward lean on the way up. Fight to not lean forward on that first leg drive up.
All in all, a strong lift.
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Old 12-25-2014, 10:23 AM   #3
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Re: Front squat form

You can tell very little from this angle. Sorry.
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Old 12-28-2014, 08:08 AM   #4
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Re: Front squat form

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Hey guys here is body weight front squat. Just wanting advice on form. Lately I've felt like I favor 1 leg in my squats a bit. I think that hip might be tighter and am working to mobilize it more. Any advice is appreciated.

http://youtu.be/oUgebZ8cZUU
As stated, the angle is bad but it looked pretty solid.

As for favoring one leg, I noticed that you are slightly bowlegged. Do you have your left leg more...? I noticed at :22, your left hip is lower. That imbalance may be causing you to lean more to one side and/or forward.

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Old 12-29-2014, 07:40 PM   #5
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Re: Front squat form

Michael, I feel it more in my right leg sometimes I think it's because my left hip is looser so naturally I can get that leg out more and lower in squat. I guess your saying I should work on keeping it closer in? Below is a video of a 185# back squat from today. 185# is a moderate weight but not very heavy for me. This was a warm up set.

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Old 12-29-2014, 07:42 PM   #6
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Re: Front squat form

Michael, I feel it more in my right leg sometimes I think it's because my left hip is looser so naturally I can get that leg out more and lower in squat. I guess your saying I should work on keeping it closer in? Below is a video of a 185# back squat from today. 185# is a moderate weight but not very heavy for me. This was a warm up set.

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Old 12-30-2014, 02:48 PM   #7
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Re: Front squat form

Look up. Looking down drops your chest and shifts the weight forward.
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Old 01-12-2015, 05:09 PM   #8
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Re: Front squat form

Back squat honestly isn't bad(just mobilize those hips, sit in the bottom position to help your squats). Just keep working with that weight and get to where you can do three sets of 8 with the weight and then increase 5-10 pounds.
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