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How Do You Check Your Form By Yourself?

I hear that squats and deadlifts are two of the easiest lifts to self-spot. However, if you are workout by yourself at the gym and don’t have an expert with you who could spot you such as a personal trainer, a coach, a workout buddy who has a lot of training experience and knowledge, etc., then how can you make sure you have an optimal form during a given exercise? I have done moderate to heavy squats and deadlifts before by myself and have never incurred any sort of injury from doing these exercises, but I stopped doing them because every time I did them, it would be hard for me to tell if was squatting without over-arching or over-rounding my back, over-arching my neck, etc. Any help would be greatly appreciate.

I know I squat deep enough because I look at the mirror in front of me and see my butt go down between my knees. Also I feel my hamstrings hit my calves. Mirror mirror on the wall who squats the deepest of them all :stuck_out_tongue:

take a video…

[quote]marrot wrote:
I know I squat deep enough because I look at the mirror in front of me [/quote]
Say it aint so.

Video is right. Or have someone qualified critique your lifts.