You’d really have to see it to know. You can always throw out some bodyparts based on where you lose a lift but those are generalities b/c there could be things happening BEFORE that point that cause you to lose it where you do.
I know Tate and those guys are great at giving those opinions sight unseen and they are probably generally right (hey, it’s not rocket science - we all know the prime movers in the squat), but I’d say your best bet is just to get someone experienced to watch you and give an opinion. Or, you can post a vid on here and solicit an opinion.
I do have one disclaimer though; I’m not sure of the value of too much specialized work for guys that just need to get stronger in general period. If your squat isn’t fairly advanced, I think you’d do yourself a bigger favor by just getting all those prime movers stronger. I wouldn’t neglect that strategy in favor of special work unless I was fairly advanced. Just my opinion though and I have no idea of your level.
Good luck with it though!
Go to Elite and read all their stuff and you’ll come away with some good ideas of why you’re failing where you are. You can’t go wrong with reading as much of their stuff as you can absorb as it will always be useful.
Thanks for that… I think my squat’s fairly ok. It’s moving in the right direction at least. I did 180kg x5 in just a belt two weeks ago (missing the 6th 6-8 inches above parallel) and did a super easy 230kg today in my Centurion suit sans wraps.
When I miss I don’t fall forward, I can keep my position and keep straining, but just not get thru the sticking point.
Here’s the most recent raw vid I have; http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=dfx2IBcFLtE
And here’s some suited squats from today;
Sorry to the OP for the hijack btw.[/quote]
Impossible to really tell anything from those vids. Your form is generally good. But you didn’t fail on any of those squats, so how can we talk about your “sticking point” or minimax?
In the first video, you were doing 12 reps - so the only thing we could possibly tell is where you “fatigue” after multiple reps, not necessarily fail with max weight. I do not think the two are synonymous.
It looked to me that when you fatigued about mid way thru the set (forget which rep it started), you started to pitch slightly forward just after your hips came out of the hole and you recovered. My guess is hip and glute work from that vid. It could also be simply a form cue, where you just need to remind yourself to push your hips thru, but more than likely, you exposed a weakness there, or its both.
The second vid, you made all your lifts, form looked decent. Two things stood out first; the lifts did not look explosive even though you were able to get more than one rep. The reps looked slow and it didn’t appear you were even trying to be explosive. Next, although one cannot really judge depth from the front, you definitely looked high on all your squats.