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How's My Squat Form??

ok this was taken today after about 4 weeks off from squating. my last real squat day i got up 290lbs it must of been terible form though cause today i had problems getting 205 up on my fifth set of five. i put this on video so that i could see how my form looked. after iv seen it i decided i will post for the masses to critique. i know i didnt get all the way down for most and it looks like i did a little rocking when pushing. i have decided to drop the weight down a little next time. any comments will be appreciated…

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Not horrid Drop the load hit your depth at least parallel maybe widen the stance a touch and get those hips and glutes firing your starting to fold o=in the upper back ram that head back get that bar Tight upper back smashed to it, lead with the head and drive the hips.

might be time to hit some box squats even bump and go so you dont cheat depth if ya dont touch it dont count.

oh and FIRE out the damn hole dont just give enough effort to move the bar, MOVE the damn bar

Keep working hard

phill

i was actually going to ask what size should the box be for a box squat… would 2-3 inches below the bottom of my knee be sufficient?

[quote]jjt72976 wrote:
i was actually going to ask what size should the box be for a box squat… would 2-3 inches below the bottom of my knee be sufficient? [/quote]

That should get you right about parallel. its not the bottom of your ass you want even with the knee its the Thigh bone the hip socket. I

would make a box that can be adjusted and gets you say at parallel and two inches below. I do most of mine at just below two inch or so assures you Always get the depth and if you ever do short stroke your likely to still haver hit parallel

Phill

i have been using a milk crate, its only about 12 inches tall, which puts my hip socket a little below my knee. i will definatly start using it on all my squats.

From this angle, I can’t tell where your knees are in relation to your toes, or how wide your stance is. You should start standing tall each rep, as this will affect your back position when you are squatting.

Also, depth isn’t too bad at the beginning (could use another inch or two), but you aren’t going deep enough at the end.

Otherwise, looking pretty good.

To add to the other comments, I think if you use flatter shoes (with a thinner midsole) it will help your form. You might even try barefoot. It seemed like your weight kept shifting even during the lift and I think a big part of this is because of your shoes.

Form looks pretty good though.