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435x2 Squat Form Check


#1

i know my elbows stayed back and up instead of bending the bar around my head. its a bad habit i have when i get near my max. let me know what you guys think.
also, forgive the hiked shorts, its a wrestling habit and they just get in the way.


#2

Offtopic, but do you know how much is your vert?


#3

I think you will get more replies if you make a video where the viewers don't have to dislocate their necks to watch it. :slight_smile:


#4

Looked fantastic.


#5

Looked awesome, and also looked like you could have gotten 5 + reps.


#6

yeah man its solid.


#7

Probably could have gotten another 3.

Next time, throw the 435 at your partner for not knowing how to use a camera.


#8

Smoked it dude, go heavier or for more reps next time.

You've got it in the tank.


#9

Looks solid man, keep it up.

But can someone tell me how fucking hard is it to operate a digital video camera? Fuckin' a....


#10

x2 mother fucker

just unrack like 900 pounds, and fuckin dump it at him. he'll learn :slight_smile:

like the first guy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-AmArN4iwI


#11

hahahhaha i slapped my brother for the shitty recording. he did better at our next session. thanks for taking the time to check it out for me guys. appreciate it.


#12

and sorry matko, i dont know my vert. i would assume it isnt the greatest as i spent my life wrestling....but who knows? maybe it isnt too bad. out of curiosity, why do you ask?


#13

Probably the only problem i see is that you're setting up too far away from the hooks. All that energy to take a big step back and set up is wasted. What if you got to your max reps and try to rack the bar and your leg gives out. I learned the hard way. Just take a step back and set.


#14

Go abit deeper maybe? I mean, you're not an Olympic weightlifter, so you don't have to go ass to grass, but that is probably a little too shallow even for IPF/USPF powerlifting. You look flexible enough, your back looks tight and hips look like they stay rotated as they should be.


#15

I'm just curious how much your squat (wto say it's pretty good is an understatement :D) affects your vert, since my goal is to increase my jumping ability :wink:


#16

haha okay, im going to my old high school today for my bench session. we have a vert test setup, ill see what it is and get my vert measured and then get back to you.