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Does He Have Good form?

I searched on youtube for squatting videos. I am a newbie and wanted to make sure I know what good form looks like before I attempt to squat with serious weight. what do you think of this guys’ form in this video?

Hard to say. Looks like he si doing a close stance squat and looks like he is doing it right in the beginning. If you are a beginner I would recommend doing a wide stance box squats first because this exercise will build strong knees. Then after a year or so you can progress in depth to close stance squat. Take a look at this:
http://www.elitefts.com/documents/teaching_the_squat1.htm

[quote]EvilRUS wrote:
Hard to say. Looks like he si doing a close stance squat and looks like he is doing it right in the beginning. If you are a beginner I would recommend doing a wide stance box squats first because this exercise will build strong knees. Then after a year or so you can progress in depth to close stance squat. Take a look at this:
http://www.elitefts.com/documents/teaching_the_squat1.htm
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I don’t agree with your box squat recommendation. I dont know what “build strong knees” means. The guy’s form is decent, but i would recommend front squats and not pausing like he did.

[quote]bruinsdmb wrote:
EvilRUS wrote:
Hard to say. Looks like he si doing a close stance squat and looks like he is doing it right in the beginning. If you are a beginner I would recommend doing a wide stance box squats first because this exercise will build strong knees. Then after a year or so you can progress in depth to close stance squat. Take a look at this:
http://www.elitefts.com/documents/teaching_the_squat1.htm

I don’t agree with your box squat recommendation. I dont know what “build strong knees” means. The guy’s form is decent, but i would recommend front squats and not pausing like he did.[/quote]

I dont agree as well. Doing only wide stance squats will lead to serious imbalance issues with your adductors and not allow you to recruit as much quad and glutes as you would like from a squat. You need to balance your training to assure for structural integrity.

I remember the first time when I started squating and I was doing close stance. My knees were messed up and then I switched to wide stance box squats.