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EllD90IconSquat form - please rip apart and tell me what to do!30-04-2013 @ 23:00 
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Sup guys, little video from my training, please advise on what I'm doing right or wrong. Really want to get my technique sorted! Any advice would be appreciated!

http://youtu.be/NJG06AMO-6s
IrishMarcIcon...30-04-2013 @ 23:04 
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EllD90 said:Sup guys, little video from my training, please advise on what I'm doing right or wrong. Really want to get my technique sorted! Any advice would be appreciated!

http://youtu.be/NJG06AMO-6s


Take the weight down 20kg.

Buy a pair of weightlifting shoes with a heel.

Do what your doing but do it deeper.
fongIcon...30-04-2013 @ 23:04 
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You could do with going deeper. You're wearing stripes so it makes for a good reference point; They should be parallel with the floor at the bottom of the squat. In your video they are always at an angle.
EllD90Icon...30-04-2013 @ 23:06 
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I know I could be going a bit deeper, apart from that?

I thought a pair of converse was an ok choice of footwear?
josh_ainsIcon...30-04-2013 @ 23:21 
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follow the above points , + wear shorts or jogger type pants as the trackies ones your wearing are too restrictive in the knee and glute.
AdamCIcon...30-04-2013 @ 23:33 
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EllD90 said:I know I could be going a bit deeper, apart from that?

I thought a pair of converse was an ok choice of footwear?


converse are great if you're a wide stance shins almost straight squatter

with the way you squat you'd be better off with heeled oly shoes
PeteHodgsonIcon...30-04-2013 @ 23:34 
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Your heels are lifting so try and sit back with your weight over them. Probably why weightlifting shoes were suggested . Drive through your whole foot, not balls of your feet. Squat deeper. So as suggested probably best to drop the weight back a bit a nail the form. Watch vids of good squatters. Plenty on here. Off the top of my had Milsy springs to mind as an excellent example.
milsyIcon...30-04-2013 @ 23:42 
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Try this for a few weeks

Face a wall and squat down as far as you without touching the wall each time try to get deeper and toes close to the wall then progress to squatting facing the wall toes about an inch off the wall with hands behind the back of the head when you can do that atg without smashing your face into the wall then go back to squatting with the bar and try to mimic the same movement it should feel a hell of a lot better and the build the weight up from there you can iron out the other niggles as you come across them
EllD90Icon...01-05-2013 @ 09:52 
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Appreciate the constructive criticism. Shall give some of the above a go and hopefully get my squat improved!

Thanks!
dr_hazbunIcon...02-05-2013 @ 14:22 
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Get down lad. Those are half squats.
ThingIcon...02-05-2013 @ 14:27 
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buy a pair of shorts that will give you more room
stretch the hamstrings and low back
drop the weight
get lower
EllD90Icon...02-05-2013 @ 15:48 
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Shorts have been purchased and will get down lower on the next session!

Are the heeled shoes compulsory or is it possible for me to progress without them?

What stretches do you recommend?
ThingIcon...02-05-2013 @ 16:11 
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EllD90 said:Shorts have been purchased and will get down lower on the next session!

Are the heeled shoes compulsory or is it possible for me to progress without them?

What stretches do you recommend?


do what feels comfortable for you but you look lik eyou hamstrings, calfs and hips are tight.

so i woul dget stretching and warmed up.

have a look on utube for hamstring stretches, 90/90 stretch calf stretch and anythung priformis and hip related for stretching. the more flexible you are the better the movement will be.

its also important to stay tight and controlled in the squat so focus on this too.
AMH_PowerIcon...03-05-2013 @ 10:11 
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Post Edited: 03.05.2013 @ 10:13 AM by AMH_Power
milsy said:Try this for a few weeks

Face a wall and squat down as far as you without touching the wall each time try to get deeper and toes close to the wall then progress to squatting facing the wall toes about an inch off the wall with hands behind the back of the head when you can do that atg without smashing your face into the wall then go back to squatting with the bar and try to mimic the same movement it should feel a hell of a lot better and the build the weight up from there you can iron out the other niggles as you come across them


This advice is excellent for a posterior chain dominant squatter.

However, A quad dominant squatter with a narrow stance will always have knees come over his toes while squatting heavy. There will be no carry over from doing bodyweight posterior chain (power squats) to an Olympic/hybrid/athletic squat.

He's quad dominant so I would not suggest this. I'd practice ATG with light weight and learn speed. He will benefit much more with his lifting technique
EllD90Icon...09-05-2013 @ 09:40 
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Post Edited: 09.05.2013 @ 09:43 AM by EllD90


Shorts purchased, so I've done one thing right.

I feel like I was hitting depth on these, more criticism please Happy

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