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405 Squat


Just getting back in the hang of things at the gym. Legs are feeling good again so i am starting to go heavier , enjoy !!!

One day i hope to squat 5 plates clean !


Cool, but if you want to get love on this board you are going to have to:

1.) Squat deeper
2.) Make sure your videos are right-side up.


Legal depth means the hip crease needs to be lower than the top of the knee cap.


Turn your toes out a little and push your knees out hard during the whole movement, that will help you get a lot deeper. That being said, the rest of your body is in ok position. Its a whole new ball game when you are hitting correct depth though. And for God's sake, get a better camera angle.


Get new shoes while your at it.


The depth looks pretty standard for someone who has never worried about depth. Transitioning over to a slightly deeper squat shouldn't take too long. And it'll get you much better responses when you post videos!


thanks everyone for the input ! I realize i need to get a bit deeper, sorry about the camera angle too !!! I dont know why it uploaded like that.

what is wrong with the shoes though ???? lol , i will definately try taking your advice about turning my toes out a little and pushing my news out hard during the movement.

thanks again for the input , i will post another video ( hopefully the right camera angle ...) of going lower next leg day.

thanks again




lol , yes , yes i am , my name is peter ....


They made the comment about the shoes because squatting in cross trainers is just not optimal. Most guys opt for Chuck Taylor's, wrestling shoes, Olympic lifting shoes, etc. to squat/deadlift in because you are transferring force through a non-compressible sole.


You look to be 2-3 inches above parallel...though it's a tad difficult to tell with the video sideways. Definitely get flat soled shoes, and until you do, squat in socks.

Your form isn't atrocious though, I've seen MUCH worse on a regular basis. Keep pushing it hard, and keep video taping yourself so you can get that depth dialed in at a lighter weight, then work your way back up in weight.


Also you try to get deeper at the end but your just bending over more like a goodmorning. Try sitting back more.


thanks for the input guys , i will post my next squating day in a day or two , i will make sure i go deeper , and until i get powerlifting shoes , i will squat in my socks ... look forward to more critiques , it really helps me , and i found the video taping keeps me honest