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Old 06-08-2012, 09:52 AM   #1
Bernard Bauri
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Back Squat form check

New here to the forum and new to crossfit and lifting as well.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgliaV8rnX8
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:38 PM   #2
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Re: Back Squat form check

Form looks good. Feet are a bit wide for me. Kind of looked like a box squat. get rid of the ball, get your hips below parallel.
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:46 PM   #3
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Re: Back Squat form check

From this angle it's hard to see everything. (From the side or better yet from an angle between full side and full back view would be better.)

First thing I see is you're spine and thus your torso is out of alignment, to your left. The weight, upper back, and head are centered almost over your left glute.I never really got a good look at you standing before or after the lift. Is this something you're aware of? A condition you have?

Next, I don't think you're getting past parallel. Go just a touch lower. You probably tried the med ball as a depth gauge doing air squats. With this wider stance you're not breaking parallel targeting that med ball.

You also mention that you're new to lifting. Try lifting without the belt. You'll develop your squat and your mid-line more effectively. When you use a belt when learning how to lift it can become a crutch and hinder your further development. Again, if there is an issue related to the alignment of you spine the belt may be needed.

The bar looks a little high on your back (unless you are going for a high bar back squat, which you didn't mention).

Otherwise looked pretty good. And nice gym there
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:59 PM   #4
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Re: Back Squat form check

For someone new to lifting, you have all the gear. A kick butt rogue rack, Oly shoes, a belt.

A side view would help and from this angle the squat looked high.
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Old 06-08-2012, 03:26 PM   #5
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Re: Back Squat form check

+1 on squat looking high, forget the ball it probably isn't small enough to get you squatting to parallel, get a side view.
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:06 PM   #6
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Re: Back Squat form check

Thanks for all the feedback!

I use the belt due to slight scoliosis.

I've gotten rid of the med ball but forgot to take another angle for the video. I'll do so for my next session.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g5zsk96Dl4

Any more feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:38 PM   #7
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Re: Back Squat form check

I'd like to see your toes not pointed so far out to help build stability in the hips. A tad more depth for low bar squats, from this angle. Much more depth for high bar, but I think you are low barring it.
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:49 PM   #8
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Re: Back Squat form check

you're knees drive inwards on the drive up. drive those knees out!! and echoing what other people are saying, ditch the med ball =)
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