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2012/02/07 18:52:38 (permalink)

Squat form check videos

Hi guys, aint been on here for a while, but have recently got a pair of squat stands.
 
I know suqating on your own at home isnt the greatest idea but I thought maybe I could get some adivce on here from this video.
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Seems to be an going thing this, hope this thread will help others also as there is a lot of helpful info here.
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16/5/12
attempt 8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3v4ZeQXPIA30/4/12
front squat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRQnQWrXbkM
24/4/12
Front squat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0E2eVhz3NLQ
UPDATE 15/4/12
ATTEMPT 7
http://www.youtube.com/wa...8yDsSw8OGklJigQ=UPDATE
UPDATE 27/3/12
ATTEMPT 6
http://www.youtube.com/wa...iWEFO78yDsSw8OGklJigQ=
UPDATE 13/3/12
ATTEMPT 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFfSFoPUkdE
UPDATE 28/2/12
ATTEMPT 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwayTf6X2W0
UPDATE:23/2/12
ATTEMPT 3
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyBi0jDQPMc
UPDATE:12/2/12
ATTEMPT 2
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLhfunSOBrE

ATTEMPT 1 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmuHgTBtGso
 
Obviously trying to keep my back strait as possible,
 
Just dont want to **** my back up.
 
 
Cheers!
post edited by unisol - 2012/05/16 19:47:06
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    jj1981
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    Re:Squat form check video 2012/02/07 19:45:10 (permalink)
    looks like you lean too far forward.
     
    try sitting back more and pushing through youre heels
     
    you arent tight, wobbling alot.
     
    not going deep enough.
     
    google squat technique there is loads of videos that will show you with vids
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    Re:Squat form check video 2012/02/07 21:19:26 (permalink)
    Yeah certainly leaning forward too much for the type of squat you are trying to do (high bar). And as above, you are going to about half depth.

    "Be adequate"
     
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    Re:Squat form check video 2012/02/08 12:01:10 (permalink)
    Needs a bit of work.
     
    Drop the weight a bit. You have a bit of a nasty twist to the right on the way up that looks like it's coming from the pelvis area - this could be down to simple poor technique, a weakness in the core, or something more sinister. Can you squat straight up and down with bar only, or is there a twist in there too? I suspect you can train this out of your squat but you may need to take it slow.
     
    Form wise, look straight forward and focus on a single point on the wall and spot it, get a bit deeper on the downward movement, pause at the bottom keeping your eyes spotting the mark,  make sure your weight is through the heels and drive upwards with more positivity than in the video
     
    Like I say, you'll need to drop the weight for this but it'll be worth it in the long run.
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    Re:Squat form check video 2012/02/08 13:23:04 (permalink)
    have a gander at this, its more powerlifteresque, but it points out the do's and donts thaat will help you.
     
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkF9QD7oCIA
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    Re:Squat form check video 2012/02/08 13:38:18 (permalink)
    as abvoe looks like your leaning too far forward at the bottom keep your head up/ back into the bar and chest stuck out lyk a cockrel, also i would work on your flexibility so you can get lower, i think your form is leaning off because your too stiff, you should be at min be able to bend over and touch your toes with straight legs.
     
    stretches i would do
    straight leg good mornings with bar only (to stretch hams)

    also piriformis stretches (youtube)

    adductor stretch


     
    if your not flexible enough you will injure your back/ spine going lower, atm you dont look like you can go low enough, i would do these a 1-3 sets each leg 30secs per set ed or eod
     
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    Re:Squat form check video 2012/02/08 17:36:15 (permalink)
    Ok thanks people, I have read all posts and will take it all in and watch videos.
     
    I shall post another video soon, probably with less weight and try and get this sorted.
     
    cheers.
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    Re:Squat form check video 2012/02/09 11:18:58 (permalink)
    most important thing is flexibility, you will hold the weight alot better and easier if you can get your form spot on, and you wond do thay if your too stiff, your leaning forward and not reaching parralel is a sure sign your far to stiff and upping weight will end you up with a ****d back ;)

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    Re:Squat form check video 2012/02/12 20:32:37 (permalink)
    Ok tried again today with less weight.
     
    Also used a box to squat down to,
     
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLhfunSOBrE
     
    Hope this is better, certailly a lot harder now.
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    Re:Squat form check video 2012/02/15 12:45:12 (permalink)
    camera angle is wrong we need to see you from the side so we can see what your lower back is doing, if its rounding or staying arched...  apart from that your head and chest position is alot better
     
    edit, didnt watch it all lol yeh looks alot better there .
     
    1 thing it looks like to me it looks like yout standing up sounds daft but you should be concentrating on pushing your hips forward and no just standing up if that makes sence, dono if thats what your doing just looks like your standing up rather than pushing your hips forward, if you thing about standing up you use your quads more, if you push your hips for ward you will use your hams and glutes more which is what you want for squats. because on your vid when your fully stood up your hips are still a little back, also stay on balls of your feet not your toes, looks like the weight might be shifting to your toes....
     
    try sitting on a chair and standing up thinking about squeezing your quads, then do the same again thrusting your hips forward, you will feel the difrent muscles working, the quads pulling and the glutes squeezing.
     
    when your squating dont think about standing up think about pushing/ thrusting your hips/ pelivs forward
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    Re:Squat form check video 2012/02/15 17:12:18 (permalink)
    Had the missus film it, told her to switch angels lol.
    Still needs work, but I can see where I am going wrong now, and I cringe at that first video.
     
    I think when standing I may have a bit of a posture problem (mum always said to stand up strait) I shall have to try again, hips more forward.
     
    cheers for the feedback stone14. i guess it would be easier if i had a trainer with me who could point out where im going wrong.
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    Re:Squat form check video 2012/02/15 17:40:37 (permalink)
    There is one place you are going wrong and one place only. You are sitting down onto the box. You should be sitting 'back' onto the box. It's a difficult concept to get your head around, but once you get that point the rest of your technique will flow from there.

    "Be adequate"
     
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    Re:Squat form check video 2012/02/16 11:01:18 (permalink)
    unisol this stretch ed will help your psture and hips to move forward
     


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    Re:Squat form check video 2012/02/16 11:02:57 (permalink)
    box squat tech


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    Re:Squat form check video 2012/02/16 19:20:11 (permalink)
    Good info here will take it on board, think maybe legs arnt quite as far apart as should be also.
     
    will do another video again
     
    thanks.
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    Re:Squat form check video 2012/02/23 18:19:41 (permalink)
    heres attempt 3
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyBi0jDQPMc
     
    Not that pleased with this one, better than first i think but from what it looks like, a little bent forward to much.
     
    This was a lot more weight though, maybe lower again amd get it right next leg day.
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    Re:Squat form check video 2012/02/24 19:06:32 (permalink)
    your ass is curling in at the bottom dude you will defo have to stretch or thats an injury waiting to happen once you start upping your weight, ive just had part of my disc cut off in nov 2011 because of that, wont be squating or deadlifting agin,
     
    your ass curling in is a serious problem and its down to not being flexable enough, other than that you do look better, another thing to think about is to keep the bar directly above the balls of your feet, too far forward and you will feel your weight shift onto your tows and too far back you will get pulled back, the most common problem if shifting weight to your toes,
     
     aslong as your driving through the balls of your feet and cant feel the weight going to your toes and having to tense your toes to push you back your on the right track, but you need your aas curling sorted asap.
     
    you will see on your vid just before you touch the box your ass curl in then on the way up it will flick out and go back into the arch, it needs to stay in the arch for the whole movement, your ass shouldnt curl under like that, its only a small change in position but when the weight gets heavier you can fuk your discs.
     
    you will notice it most on 2,4,5th rep
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    Re:Squat form check video 2012/02/28 17:46:15 (permalink)
    Thanks again for puting up with this.
     
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwayTf6X2W0
     
    I did this video before I read your post stone14. So I think my ass is still curling a bit, however I am using a very low weight now, 40kg. I am not going to up the weight until I can get this form more or less perfect.
     
    Id rarther do low weight until i get it right, not worth injury, so ill post a video again soon.
     
    I did do some stretching, however its kinda wierd to try and get my brain to place my body in the right positions.
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    Re:Squat form check video 2012/02/28 20:46:52 (permalink)
    I like your approach mate, get the form right then increase the weight is the way to go, that way you'll lift more in the long run, get bigger and stronger and hopefully keep injury free.
     
    Good luck and stick with it.

     
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    Re:Squat form check video 2012/03/02 18:48:37 (permalink)
    i like poached eggs

    I like your approach mate, get the form right then increase the weight is the way to go, that way you'll lift more in the long run, get bigger and stronger and hopefully keep injury free.

    Good luck and stick with it.

     
    Thanks, yeah makes sense or it will be counter productive lol.
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