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Old 05-13-2011, 02:40 PM   #1
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Backsquat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ue_VzGFqMg wfs
fast forward to 35secs (took me a while to get set up)
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Old 05-13-2011, 05:38 PM   #2
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Re: Backsquat

Look perfect to me.
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Old 05-14-2011, 06:18 AM   #3
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I couldn't exactly tell from the angle, but are you doing a high bar or low bar back squat?

Depth looked pretty good, but looking at your hands, it seems like you are gripping the bar and holding it in place with your hands and wrists rather than pinning it to your back. Try getting your thumb on top of the bar instead of under it and straightening your wrists. It will feel awkward at first, but you will be able to get into a tighter rack position, and instead of carrying the weight in your hands, it will be carried by your back and held in place by the pressure of your arms.

If you keep your wrists bent, you will start to feel pressure in your wrists, elbows, or shoulders as the weight gets heavy.
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Old 05-14-2011, 12:28 PM   #4
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Re: Backsquat

Very nice. Keep it up and keep pushing for more weight, you have a solid base to improve upon.
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Old 05-14-2011, 01:30 PM   #5
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Re: Backsquat

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I couldn't exactly tell from the angle, but are you doing a high bar or low bar back squat?

Depth looked pretty good, but looking at your hands, it seems like you are gripping the bar and holding it in place with your hands and wrists rather than pinning it to your back. Try getting your thumb on top of the bar instead of under it and straightening your wrists. It will feel awkward at first, but you will be able to get into a tighter rack position, and instead of carrying the weight in your hands, it will be carried by your back and held in place by the pressure of your arms.

If you keep your wrists bent, you will start to feel pressure in your wrists, elbows, or shoulders as the weight gets heavy.
All of this.

You appear to have an in-between bar placement, but your form and angles look low bar.

If you are low bar squatting, I definitely want to see a thumbless grip.
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Old 05-14-2011, 05:26 PM   #6
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@ Tamara - Dang, I feel like I'm on a roll today, I had two posts where you backed me up. I must be starting to get the hang of things I'm also working on the facial hair and getting 70's Big thing too
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