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Old 01-22-2008, 03:46 PM   #1
Jacob Vohs
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How's my Squats

http://youtube.com/watch?v=O8gKEw7vZIY

I'm trying to do Rippetoe's Squats in Starting Strength
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Old 01-22-2008, 04:27 PM   #2
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Re: How's my Squats

Seems like you may be losing your arch a little at the bottom.

I'm no expert on back squats, but it seems that you are folding excessively at the hips.

Also, this should be in Digital Coaching and w/fs or nwfs tag.
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Old 01-22-2008, 04:50 PM   #3
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Seems like you may be losing your arch a little at the bottom.

I'm no expert on back squats, but it seems that you are folding excessively at the hips.

Also, this should be in Digital Coaching and w/fs or nwfs tag.
w/fs or nwfs?
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Old 01-22-2008, 04:57 PM   #4
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w/fs or nwfs?
Sorry, it means work/family safe or not work/family safe. Most links are wfs around here, but you have to designate whenever posting a link.
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Old 01-22-2008, 05:23 PM   #5
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Sorry, it means work/family safe or not work/family safe. Most links are wfs around here, but you have to designate whenever posting a link.
O, alright, will do for now on. Thanks.
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Old 01-22-2008, 06:00 PM   #6
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Re: How's my Squats

top of the hip needs to descend past the knees. you need to open up your knees much more and probably open up your stance more as well. hard to tell from the angle, but is the bar directly above the middle part of the foot? looks forward of that. you need to push the butt out more. and if you watch closely the last few inches are actually lumbar flexion and not hip flexion. so start your posterior chain stretching and open up your stance and that should be a good start.
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Old 01-22-2008, 06:15 PM   #7
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Re: How's my Squats

yeah, the hip crease needs to go below the knee to even call it full range of motion. Try sitting back even more so that you knees don't go so far forward. Work on hamstring flexibility as well...it will allow you to get nice and deep while maintaining your lumbar (lordotic) arch.
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Old 01-22-2008, 07:42 PM   #8
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top of the hip needs to descend past the knees. you need to open up your knees much more and probably open up your stance more as well. hard to tell from the angle, but is the bar directly above the middle part of the foot? looks forward of that. you need to push the butt out more. and if you watch closely the last few inches are actually lumbar flexion and not hip flexion. so start your posterior chain stretching and open up your stance and that should be a good start.
So you're saying to stick my butt back more and open up my knees, correct? This will create a more horizontal stance for my back, won't it?
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Old 01-22-2008, 10:28 PM   #9
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Re: How's my Squats

Erm, can you take another one with the camara back a bit more (so we can see your whole body). Basically we want to see the bar over your feet as you squat down.

Your hammies seem tight from what I can see. There is too much folding at the hips and that may be because your hamstrings are too tight to allow more anterior pelvic tilt. If you have excessively long femurs you might want to leg your knees go over the toes slightly more to allow not so much folding. Potentially slightly more lordic curve. I couldn't tell if you had a high or low bar position during the squat although it seemed more towards low bar.

What he means by opening up your stance is moving your feet out a little more than shoulder width (or whatever you're at now) and turning the feet out at an angle possibly. This will help with the folding (and an alternative you can do without sending the knees more over the toes if you want).
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Old 01-23-2008, 03:28 AM   #10
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So you're saying to stick my butt back more and open up my knees, correct? This will create a more horizontal stance for my back, won't it?
no, it will allow you to rotate your pelvis forward and should make your trunk a bit more upright, as well as reducing the extra movement in your lower back.
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