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Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by usho, May 13, 2008.

  1. usho Orange Belt

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    I finally video taped myself doing squats. Any comments or advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

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  2. Mumrik Silver Belt

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    I'm no expert, but that looks very good to me - as long as your goal is to squat parallel that is.
     
  3. flak Guest

    Your knees come forward substantially as soon as you start your descent. Try sitting back more.
     
  4. Chaseg1520 Green Belt

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    not too bad though... why not sit back more and go a bit deeper?
     
  5. Forcetti Orange Belt

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    Yeah, just a little shy of parallel it seems. Sitting back would help too.

    Also, that looked real easy for you, something heavier might give a better indication of your form.
     
  6. Saith UFC poster boy

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    Agree, you're leading with your knees. Sit back more and you should be fine.
     
  7. usho Orange Belt

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    I had a feeling that was something I needed to work on (sitting back).

    Interesting thing is it feels like a deep squat because my calves and thighs are already pressing agianst each other. Probably, why I need to sit back more.
     
  8. Merrill Purple Belt

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    The only way you are going to be able to sit back more is if you adopt a lower bar position.

    The high bar squat allows you to keep your torso more upright but you sacrifice hip travel.
     
  9. Saith UFC poster boy

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    Wait were those supposed to be PL squats?
     
  10. usho Orange Belt

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    I'm trying to get my back squat form down properly where I can squat deep with heavy weight safely.
     
  11. Crono7 GET TO THE CHOPPA

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    Does lowbar work better for deep squats?

    I feel like i can go lower with lowbar,
     
  12. Mumrik Silver Belt

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    I feel I HAVE to go for a low bar to keep my balance on deep squats as I put more weight on the bar.
     
  13. Justin_A Make Coleslaw, Make Friends!

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    your av is awesome, i was working on an av for that but cnat have one yet, you beat me damnit.
     
  14. omgitsrick Green Belt

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    Is it ok for your lower back to round when going below parallel?
     
  15. kaboom187 be aggressive.

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    No, you're too tight in your hamstrings and hips. Work on that with things like Leg Swings and stretching.
     
  16. Mumrik Silver Belt

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    Only if you're aiming to break it... You really need to push your butt out and fight to keep that arch.
     
  17. Forcetti Orange Belt

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    Really? I feel the opposite, I find that with lowbar I have to lean forward slightly more which makes it harder for me to get deeper.
     
  18. Crono7 GET TO THE CHOPPA

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    I have a bunch of Eli AV pics

    i can send them to you if you want
     

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