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help me with squats or show me an alternative to squats

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skinnyjoe313
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2009/07/21 14:41:06 (permalink)

help me with squats or show me an alternative to squats

Hi i cant squat or sh1t front on back i cant do it, every time i go down i end up balanceing on the balls of my feet, even with on weight on the bar! i think this is dangerous and may cousing injury.
 
can sone ever surgest alway of inproveing my technique/what im doing wrong or surgest alternative exercises
 
iv all ready tryed dumbell lunges but struggle with then all so but i think it's just a balance and flexability issue really, i think it will get easyer over time. 
i train alone in my bedroom so it dosnt manner how many youtube videos i see showing how to do squats correctly,i think i just cant get it right and if very fustrating because i know is very inportant to squats to grow/build muscle
 
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    Owen
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    Re:help me with squats or show me an alternative to squats 2009/07/21 14:44:21 (permalink)
    Widen stance, narrow stance, point toes in, point toes out.

    Stretch more and increase flexibility.

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    Rocky
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    Re:help me with squats or show me an alternative to squats 2009/07/21 19:38:45 (permalink)
    Have you tried behind-the-back deadlifts?.....Sometimes called barbell hack squats too....

     They hit your thighs well..
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    hamiltonsfitness
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    Re:help me with squats or show me an alternative to squats 2009/07/21 19:56:52 (permalink)
    Try this without a bar.

    Take your feet fairly wide, maybe 20-50% wider than shoulders and point your toes out to 45 degrees, then with your hands by your chest squat up and down a few times - each time adjusting your feet slightly for width and angle until you can feel the weight equally distributed between inside and outside and between front and back of your feet.

    You should feel as if you are squatting between your feet, not in front or behind them, if that makes any sense.

    Now, without moving your feet, look down at them and make a very good mental note of how wide they are and the angle of your feet. This is pretty much where they should be when you are squatting.

    Now when you squat make sure the bar is not on top of your traps, I would say 90% of squatters get this wrong. The bar should be behind your traps and preferably behind your delts. If it feels as if it's going to roll off your back it's probably in the right place, anyway if it does feel like that lift your elbows up and it will be locked on your back in the right place.

    If you can't work out what I'm talking about come to my gym and i'll have you squatting correctly in one session.
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    mumnson
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    Re:help me with squats or show me an alternative to squats 2009/07/21 21:45:46 (permalink)
    I have a dodgy knee and I put a bench behind me and as I squat my bum just kisses the bench so I know thats far enough for me. It also means I keep my whole foot on the floor and stops my knee  going  over my big toe and causing knee pain.
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