New Squat & OH Press Form Videos

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  1. Frenzy1

    Frenzy1 White Belt

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    I uploaded 3 videos, 2 from the side - 1st and 3rd set and one from the front to see if my knees are buckling. Stance is a bit wider than shoulder width. I can also squat with my feet about a foot apart without pain but my knees drift really far forward. Anywhere between those 2 I get pain in my groin. I'm definitely not going as deep as I thought as I was but it's hard with my legs that far apart.

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    Overhead Press:

    I've been stalled at 95 lbs for 2-3 weeks now and it doesn't seem like I've improved at it at all, the 5th rep is always a fight.

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  2. Merrill

    Merrill Purple Belt

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    Good squat form. Your foot angle is quite severe for a narrow stance.
     
  3. Chris Beeby

    Chris Beeby Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    You should be lacing your shoulders through more, if that doesn't make sense, push the bar back, make sure it's over your mid foot. Bring your elbows forward, and take a DEEP breath before each rep. If your wrists hurt in between reps, rerack the bar and focus on speed.
     
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  5. Manistoner

    Manistoner Yellow Belt

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    OHP- stagger your stance some (left heel in line with right toes)
     
  6. Brampton_Boy

    Brampton_Boy Douchey Mc Douche

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    You should do things like waiter walks and overhead squat to build your core strength.

    I noticed your body shaking alot on the OHP, which is going to be a major impediment as you progress.

    Read Keith Wassung's article on the SOHP for some pointers (I think it is in the stickies)
     
  7. Frenzy1

    Frenzy1 White Belt

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    Yeah OH Press I'm trying to keep a tight core but I lose it and get all shaky after the first rep. Staggered stance sounds pretty good to get a tighter base. Thanks.

    The only real core exercise I've been doing are Turkish Getups and not often enough and there my shoulders are the limiting factor, they get tired too fast. Core is definitely a weak point. The one time I tried Overhead Squats I could barely do any weight so I just moved on. Any good articles or videos on Overhead Squat form?
     
  8. CarnalSalvation

    CarnalSalvation Trying to make a Milankey

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    That close-up of your crotch on that one squat video is really hot.

    You need to learn to "sit back" into the squat. Your knees are coming out over your toes, totally unacceptable for that kind of squat, my shins stay perpendicular when I squat which isn't gonna work for everyone, but something closer to that would be better. It's all ass back, not down. Everything is a function of moving your hips/booty forward and backward, the descent and ascent take care of themselves if you focus on that. Not to mention, if your knees weren't tracking so far forward, you'd be like 2" deeper.
     
  9. Frenzy1

    Frenzy1 White Belt

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    Heh I was just gonna get it over with and put an amateur porn camera reference in my vid description somewhere cause I knew that was gonna come eventually.

    Guess I'll lower the weight and build the squat back up with better form. My knees have been cracking and popping and swelling a little sometimes since I've been adding weight, better to fix it now while it's still light. Thanks for the info guys.
     
  10. CarnalSalvation

    CarnalSalvation Trying to make a Milankey

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    The play button is right on your package!
     
  11. the_harbinger

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    Yeah man that shit off before zop gets in here.
     
  12. ThinkGreen

    ThinkGreen Der Übermensch

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    I think you should squat deeper
     
  13. Chris Beeby

    Chris Beeby Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    Not form, just inspiration:

    http://www.dragondoor.com/articler/mode3/295/

    You're losing your core stability because you aren't taking a new breath each rep. At least not as far as I can see. Pause at the bottom, rerack if you must, take a new breath, flex your back and ass, pop your hips, pull the bar back as you press, clear your face barely, and lace your body through.
     
  14. TheNerdKing

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    Carnal wins this thread.

    You aren't sitting back into your squat.

    Lower back looks good. Just need to sit back more.

    Also your toes are really pointed out.

    They shouldn't be pointing straight forward but your angle is pretty severe.

    Try pointing your toes more forward while keeping the stance width the same.
     
  15. Amar

    Amar Feelin' Froggy? Leap

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    Also, make sure you are coming up with the weight as fast as you can, it doesn't actually matter if it's slow or not, it just matters that you are trying to do so. In other words, just don't intentionally try to squat sloooowwwwww.
     
  16. Frenzy1

    Frenzy1 White Belt

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    Yeah I don't make any effort to hold my breath when I'm lifting. I've tried it but I seem to lose my air when I'm descending into the squat and it makes me like a deflated balloon so it's harder than if I was just breathing naturally. What do you mean by pop your hips?

    I think sitting back has finally clicked, if I start with my ass going down first my knees pretty much lock and don't move forward much. I'll post new videos today.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  17. Frenzy1

    Frenzy1 White Belt

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    New squat vids up:

    I set up a board in my rack as per Starting Strength suggestion to try not to bend the knee too much. I didn't realize I set up a guillotine until I watched the vids :D

    First vid is with board, second set without board. Am I on the right track with this form? Anything I'm doing wrong?


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  18. CarnalSalvation

    CarnalSalvation Trying to make a Milankey

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    Looking much better, I'd keep the board in place for a while. I didn't know Starting Strength advised that, up until now I thought I invented that. I'm being serious.

    One thing I noticed is you could certainly stand to move your bar placement down some.
     
  19. CarnalSalvation

    CarnalSalvation Trying to make a Milankey

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    Looking much better, I'd keep the board in place for a while. I didn't know Starting Strength advised that, up until now I thought I invented that. I'm being serious.

    One thing I noticed is you could certainly stand to move your bar placement down some.
     
  20. Frenzy1

    Frenzy1 White Belt

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    Sounds like Rip owes you some royalties. He basically just says to get your knee movement over with at the start of the lift, touch the block and then don't move your knees after that.
     

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