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Old 01-04-2012, 03:15 PM   #1
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Squat Form Help Please

Can anyone help point out the faults here and possible solutions.
This happenes anytime I come even close to max numbers.

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Old 01-04-2012, 06:32 PM   #2
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Re: Squat Form Help Please

Not too bad in my opinion.

Keep the knees out on the way down and the way up. They start to come in as you go up.

Need to get a little deeper.

Might be the camera angle, but your left elbow looks higher than your right elbow.

Finally, there is a little "good morning" action going on there, where the hips rise up and you tip a little forward. It doesn't look too bad here, so do your best to keep the chest and head up.
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:11 PM   #3
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Re: Squat Form Help Please

Looking at your arms I wonder if you might benefit from some mobility work to get those down a little. May help you to get all your parts tracking up instead of most up and the arms out.
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:22 PM   #4
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Re: Squat Form Help Please

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Looking at your arms I wonder if you might benefit from some mobility work to get those down a little.
Agreed. With the elbows so high, it looks as if you may be creating a balance issue and almost pushing yourself forward when you initiate up.
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Re: Squat Form Help Please

I've got more flexibility in my upper body that anyone I know. I can get my arms where ever I need to. I just have them that way mostly because I've never thought about my arms too much past getting my shoulders together to create a shelf for the bar.

So do where do I need to put them? Closer in line with my rib cage?
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:12 AM   #6
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Re: Squat Form Help Please

Good job. No expert here, but if you're into Ripp's SS philosophy, you may want to consider not bending your wrists and focusing your eyes on the floor about 10' in front of you. Your neck is really bent because you're looking up too high.
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Re: Squat Form Help Please

Two philosophies with arms.

Rip--thumb not around the bar, but on top with fingers. Instead of grasping bar, the hand pins the bar to the back more from the top then the bottom, so wrist should really not bend. This is good in that it takes the pressure off of the arms and has all the weight on the back. This position requires a little more elbows up to help create a good squatting shelf.

Westside Powerlifters--like the elbows more down/in line with the ribcage using the lats to pull them in line and the head more up to prevent the chest/upper back from dropping forward. Since the elbows are down, you loose some of the shelf from the elbows up, but can compensate a little driving the head/neck back into the bar and pulling the shoulders back as much as possible without really pulling the elbows up.
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