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Old 01-26-2010, 01:50 AM   #1
Razvan Mircea
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Squat form check please

G'day all.

Would appreciate it if you'd look at my video and share what you think of my technique.

All input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iShg6ghq7Is link is W/FS
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:54 AM   #2
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Re: Squat form check please

Here's some input - That's 55kg more than my 5 rep weight, and it didn't look hard. You're an utter, utter bastard.

I'm no expert but as I'm the first one here I'll dive in.

The first couple of reps look great, then it looks like you're getting tired and your strict form on the first two reps is breaking down a little bit.

Doesn't lok dangerous or anything, just a bit of a sag compared with your tight posture to start with.

What is this as a % of your 5rm? I'd guess reasonably high.
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:24 AM   #3
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Re: Squat form check please

Looks good. Super minor point, trying keeping your neck straight. You are looking forward at the bottom, which means your neck is pulled back a bit. This will affect hip drive.
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:50 AM   #4
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Re: Squat form check please

Looks very good. I agree with the other critiques, especially the head and hip drive. At lower weights, it won't be much an issue, as you can power through them, but as weight increases, hip drive will become more and more essential.
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Old 01-26-2010, 01:14 PM   #5
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Re: Squat form check please

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Looks good. Super minor point, trying keeping your neck straight. You are looking forward at the bottom, which means your neck is pulled back a bit. This will affect hip drive.
I thought you wanted your head forward, please correct me if I am wrong.
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Old 01-26-2010, 02:15 PM   #6
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Re: Squat form check please

You want the neck neutral, but as you shrug you shoulders, this will tend to make neutral a little forward. If you cue "forward" especially without being there, you get an exaggerated neck position.
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Old 01-26-2010, 04:26 PM   #7
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Ok thankyou I used to look straight ahead and then read an article by Ripp and started to look down and out but what you said makes sense. Sorry to sideline the op.
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:10 PM   #8
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Re: Squat form check please

Thanks for that guys.

Firstly Owen, I am sure that my lift is 55 under somebody else's 5RM... I don't understand your question... That lift was my 5RM, so as a % of my 5RM that'd be 100%. I have no idea what my 1RM is as I don't do that. My BWT is 90kg.

Point taken about the head up position.

What do you guys think about my hip angle changing towards the end of each set, just after the bounce out of the bottom? As in hips raising a bit before the bar gains any height?
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:17 AM   #9
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Re: Squat form check please

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Thanks for that guys.

Firstly Owen, I am sure that my lift is 55 under somebody else's 5RM... I don't understand your question... That lift was my 5RM, so as a % of my 5RM that'd be 100%. I have no idea what my 1RM is as I don't do that. My BWT is 90kg.

Point taken about the head up position.

What do you guys think about my hip angle changing towards the end of each set, just after the bounce out of the bottom? As in hips raising a bit before the bar gains any height?
Just banter, buddy.

To clarify - I wanted to know what the weight you were lifting was, compared with your 5rm. You say 100%, so we have three sets at your working limit on a relatively high rep scheme. Under these circumstances I'm not surprised that you look a little more tired towards the end.

Had this been at 80% of your 5RM I would have expected tighter form all around.

In short, good work dude.

As for hips VS bar, it didn't jump out at me as a problem.
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:56 PM   #10
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Re: Squat form check please

No man, that was my absolute 5RM. It gets hard towards the end.

Yesterday I got 150 and the form was better. Tried to focus on all aspects and I think it went better.

Took on board what has been discussed here and reviewed Starting Strength (book and video).

Last 2 reps of all sets were a bit wonky. I think it had something to do with the fact that I had one meal less the day before. But I felt stronger keeping my chin down and focusing on hips going up.
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