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James M Clark 02-07-2014 12:27 PM

Front squat form check
 
4x5 at 155 lbs. just gonna see how it looks so far, I'm aware of the buttwink at the bottom and bought some mobility tools recently to help along daily stretching.

[url]http://youtu.be/BM7h0Lf3WZo[/url]

Thanks

(Wfs)

Jeff Enge 02-07-2014 12:54 PM

Re: Front squat form check
 
You're going to have a hard time keeping your chest up when the weight gets heavy, or catching a heavy clean with your hips that far back. Try to sit down and not back. Especially if you are doing these with some thought of carryover to Olympic lifts.

James M Clark 02-07-2014 01:06 PM

Re: Front squat form check
 
[QUOTE=Jeff Enge;1218185]You're going to have a hard time keeping your chest up when the weight gets heavy, or catching a heavy clean with your hips that far back. Try to sit down and not back. Especially if you are doing these with some thought of carryover to Olympic lifts.[/QUOTE]

Thanks, yea it's the same with my back squats. I have terrible flexibility in my ankles, calves and hips, pretty much everything. Anything else look terribly off? I'm not going heavy til I get my form right

Jeff Enge 02-07-2014 01:24 PM

Re: Front squat form check
 
Well, you lose your lower back tightness really early on the descent. I think that's a symptom of pushing your hips too far back, but it's worth noting anyway.

James M Clark 02-07-2014 01:43 PM

Re: Front squat form check
 
[QUOTE=Jeff Enge;1218191]Well, you lose your lower back tightness really early on the descent. I think that's a symptom of pushing your hips too far back, but it's worth noting anyway.[/QUOTE]

You're probably right, thanks. Ill work on that next time.

Jeff Enge 02-07-2014 01:56 PM

Re: Front squat form check
 
Obviously this is not achieveable by the large, large, large majority of people, but this would be the ideal you'd want in a front squat. Vertical torso means you don't have to work near as hard to keep the bar racked.
[url]http://crossfitalive.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/20140113-223442.jpg[/url] (wfs)

James M Clark 02-07-2014 02:14 PM

Re: Front squat form check
 
[QUOTE=Jeff Enge;1218198]Obviously this is not achieveable by the large, large, large majority of people, but this would be the ideal you'd want in a front squat. Vertical torso means you don't have to work near as hard to keep the bar racked.
[url]http://crossfitalive.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/20140113-223442.jpg[/url] (wfs)[/QUOTE]

Man, what I wouldn't could kill for that positioning. I've been told by my coaches that it seems to be a flexibility issue and core weakness.

Would you agree with that? Also forgot to mention I still can't sit fully in a squat with my body weight, I always fall back. I'm working diligently on stretching every day


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