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Old 01-16-2009, 11:53 AM   #1
Noah Marble
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Squat form check

Hey guys, can you check out these videos of my squat? One is unweighted and the other is nearing my max weight at this point. Any comments are appreciated.

All are work / family safe, thanks,

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Old 01-16-2009, 12:50 PM   #2
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Re: Squat form check

Your air squat looks good. Your back squat looks completely different. The hip drive is good, but the angle of the back decreases as you stand up. In other words, the hips go up at one speed, but the shoulders go up at a slower speed. Focus on pushing your chest up as you drive up.
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:06 PM   #3
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Re: Squat form check

i don't know....i think the back squat looks fine. the back angle really doesn't change substantially. Once he's out of the whole, his shoulders go up at a good speed.
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Old 01-16-2009, 04:47 PM   #4
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Re: Squat form check

Squats look great, keep it up!
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:41 PM   #5
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Re: Squat form check

I have to agree with Jose about your back squat. Your chest drops dramatically because your hips shoot up and your torso doesn't follow quite as fast. This increases the moment on your back and makes it much harder to bring the weight up.

Focus on keeping your chest up. You want that bar to stay in the frontal plane.
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:48 PM   #6
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Re: Squat form check

You want the bar over the mid foot. The torso angle got a little shallow, but nothing horrible. Your knees come in a little at the start of the way back up, push them out.
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:35 PM   #7
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Re: Squat form check

The air squat and the BS will look different because in CF they are different... He's doing a low bar back squat where he will lead with the hips, and the shoulders will come up after. I would say elbows up more with wrists wrapped over the bar more and think shove your knees out the bottom. But not too bad for the most part.
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:53 AM   #8
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Re: Squat form check

For keeping your chest rising at the same time, get that grip in tight to the bar. Tighten up your upper back by keeping those elbows up as you go down. TIGHT....stay TIGHT!!!!

Or yea, and Knees Out...never enough of that.
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:50 PM   #9
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Re: Squat form check

Try not to fidget between reps. Set your foot position the way you like it and keep it there with a steady pace (like you did with the air squats). I agree that it looks like your back is rounding a bit as you come out of the hole - just a different way of saying it. Good effort.

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Old 01-23-2009, 01:28 AM   #10
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Re: Squat form check

I think the problem is that my abs / lower back are much weaker proportionally than my legs, right now I can drive up more with my legs than I can keep locked in the proper position with my upper body.

I am focusing on trying to keep my chest up as much as possible and working on my grip as well, thanks for the feedback, I'll keep at it.
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