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Form Checks (Again)

Hi guys, I have two lifts right here. I got my squat and pendlay rows. For the squat I’ve tried to follow up on feedback provided in the last thread I made about my form. Please give me any comments if you can. Everything is appreciated.

About my pendlay rows I am not sure what is the proper form for this at all. As far as I remember I am suppose to hip hinge and pull towards my upper stomach right? I got a few problems with the row here. I hit my knees occasionally(the left one) and the bar sometimes roll a bit forward for me.

Thank you guys for all your help! You guys are 1000x more helpful than BB.com.

http://tinypic.com/r/2yyqgwk/8 (If other link does not work)

Squat looks ok but I think you need to get your upper back a bit tighter. Your shoulders are rounding up and down during the set which isn’t doing you any favours.

Try and get a bit tighter on your set up, and brace your abs a bit more. Should be able to hear a ssssshhhhhh sound from a MASSIVE intake of breath before every rep. Take a huge breath, hold it and squeeze your abs as hard as you can.

Looks fairly good IMO. Try to keep your back a bit more horizontal on the rows and pull to a higher point of your torso; that should fix the issue with your knees. When in doubt, watch this:

[quote]Yogi wrote:
Squat looks ok but I think you need to get your upper back a bit tighter. Your shoulders are rounding up and down during the set which isn’t doing you any favours.

Try and get a bit tighter on your set up, and brace your abs a bit more. Should be able to hear a ssssshhhhhh sound from a MASSIVE intake of breath before every rep. Take a huge breath, hold it and squeeze your abs as hard as you can.[/quote]

I’ve noticed that when I try and keep my elbows down straight to maximize upper back tightness my right arm seems to have flexibility problems it will always be a bit of distance away from the left.

Not sure how to fix this.

[quote]nighthawkz wrote:
Looks fairly good IMO. Try to keep your back a bit more horizontal on the rows and pull to a higher point of your torso; that should fix the issue with your knees. When in doubt, watch this:

http://youtu.be/ZlRrIsoDpKg[/quote]

Thank you.