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Old 05-11-2009, 08:05 AM   #8
Scott Brodersen
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Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ottawa  Ontario
Posts: 63
Re: Squat form check, please

Celio, thanks. I hear what you are saying, and it's worth many many dollars more to me than .02.

I know what you mean by sitting back. Here's some history: It used to be that I'd set up with my knees behind my toes (I was overly-focused on engaging the posterior chain). I corrected that on the descent, but on the ascent I'd push my butt back instead of up -- my knees would end up behind my toes again. I was engaging the hams and glutes too much, and not using the quads effectively. See the following thread for a related discussion (I wasn't involved in the thread):


Since then, I've focused on keeping my knees in the correct position on the ascent, and I've managed to accomplish that. But I need to compensate for the changes I've made to knee position.

When I had the knees too-far back, I'd be forced to lean forward enough at the hips (i.e. decrease the angle between thigh and back) to keep the bar over mid-foot. I think I'm still leaning over as if my knees were too far back, and I need to correct that habit. When I correct that, the weight won't be so far forward, and I think that I'll automatically sit back correctly, as you suggest.

Thanks for listenting to me think out loud. And thanks again for your feedback!
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