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Old 01-28-2012, 11:57 AM   #1
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High Bar Back Squat Form Check

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56cq0...ature=youtu.be

First time ever really doing (or at least attempting to do) this movement correctly.

Planning on transitioning over to this style for my next Wendler cycle and then running the Hatch Squat program that the guys following Outlaw's programming are currently doing once my wrestling coaching season ends next month.

Attempts on the video go 315, 335, 350, 365, 382.5. Last attempt wound up as a 2.5 lb PR which I definitely was not expecting coming into the day.

Other than descending quicker, anything else that I need to be aware of here?
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:08 PM   #2
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Re: High Bar Back Squat Form Check

Looked fine to me--as you mentioned a little faster on the descent will help with catching the bounce out of the hole.

I'm guessing you normally LBBS--any particular reason you're switching to HBBS or just want to change things up for awhile?
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:16 PM   #3
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Re: High Bar Back Squat Form Check

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just want to change things up for awhile?
This, for the most part. And because I want to see how making the switch plays into helping my Olympic lifts.

Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 01-28-2012, 04:42 PM   #4
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Re: High Bar Back Squat Form Check

It looks like bar is helicoptering a tiny bit. Is there are reason you might favor your right side at all?
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:09 PM   #5
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Re: High Bar Back Squat Form Check

Not that I know of, although the helicoptering is something that has happened on heavy squats in the past.

I assume (maybe wrongly) that its a mobility issue, which wouldn't surprise me as the soft tissue/mob stuff that I've been able to do has gone way down given the way I have to rush to get my workouts in and then get to work during the week.
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:56 PM   #6
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Re: High Bar Back Squat Form Check

The left knee is coming in a bit and the foot is pronating and the heel actually comes off the floor on the last rep. The symptom could be caused by a lot of things in the chain - ankle, knee, hip, shoulder are common sources. Mobility and previous injury would be where to start looking IMHO.
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Old 01-31-2012, 02:53 PM   #7
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Re: High Bar Back Squat Form Check

looks good.

how do you feel when squatting? i'd say your feet may be too wide, but if you feel fine on the descent, you should be fine.
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:15 PM   #8
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Re: High Bar Back Squat Form Check

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how do you feel when squatting?
Good, other than the limit rep (which didn't necessarily feel bad, it just felt like a limit rep) everything else felt pretty much business as usual.

It felt better than I expected it to.
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:20 PM   #9
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Re: High Bar Back Squat Form Check

I'd play with toe angles, you looked a little pointed out. Also, elbows down and not back (like with LBBS) helps keep torso upright.
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:25 AM   #10
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Re: High Bar Back Squat Form Check

Not bad. Like Matthew said, keep the torso more upright. Bring your hips forward more as you come out of the hole. Knees coming in also causes your hips to push backwards, so keep forcing them out. In the HBBS, your knees will get close to or actually pass over your toes.
Keep the weight a little lighter for the time being to work on technique, in the 80-85% range of what you normally LBBS.
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