Thanks. That’s a great video. It’s interesting to see the different foot placements. I’ll have to play around with that a bit.
I’ve been doing a lot of GHR’s, RDL’s, hip thrusts, etc to bring my hamstring strength up.
Thanks also for the tips on the squat and deadlift. I’ll definitely make those changes. I’ve been using a box to judge depth, but not really doing box squats. I’ll have to change that.
What I’ll do for now is set a camera up when I do the three lifts so I can analyze my technique and try to zone it in. I guess this is one of the reasons having a training partner to give you cues during the lift is so beneficial.
I never realized just how much of a role technique plays until I started reading everything I could here and on Elitefts and started going heavy (for me). For example, in the past, if I had more trouble with a weight than usual, I just figured I was tired or it was an off day. Now I see that it could just be a wrong set up, etc. I had a good reminder of this about a month ago with squats. I worked up to my final set, a weight I had got for 2 the previous week and was going for 3 on that week. I simply got pinned at the bottom - no chance. After thinking about it, I realized I let the weight get too far forward and was trying to push through my toes and good morning the weight up. I came back the next week, concentrated on sitting back and got 5 lbs more for 2.