One other thing that hasn’t been pointed out is that your knees are caving in on the way back up. There could be three things causing this. Your stance is so wide that your abductors are out of their most powerful range, you are simply forgetting to force your knees out, or your abductors are weak.
Perhaps he needs to focus more on “spreading the floor?”
That was what my second reason was for his knees caving in, albeit in different terms. However, based on all the other problems he is having, I’m sure there is a lot more to it than just focusing.
One more thing, if you have access to a safety squat bar, start using it. It will help reinforce proper technique to prevent you from coming forward.
It may just be a matter of driving the traps harder when using a straight bar.
Not trying to speak for you or anything. What do you think?[/quote]
No, he is falling forward before he even hits the bottom of the squat. This is not caused by a lack of driving with the traps, he has bigger problems than this. Honestly, he should probably find somebody to give him some pointers in person, lower the weight, and relearn technique as he needs a lot of work.
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