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Squat Form Check

Any advice would be helpful, I just started squatting a few weeks ago. Looking to improve my form and continue with my steady progress

not bad at all for a newb

  • im not sure from this angle, but make sure your knees track out over your toes, actively push them out the entire rep

  • get different shoes, converse/olympic weightlifting etc - these will give you a stable base, much better than those sneakers

Thanks for the advice, I’ll have to get it from a different angle next time. I noticed that on the top of the rep I have a few problems with my footing, weightlifting shoes will help greatly then? Thanks :slight_smile:

not bad… Id agree with caveman, change shoes to either chuck taylors or five finger vibrams. Also, just take one step back or take as few steps to set up for the squat to conserve energy

I think you are putting to much weight on your toes, as at the top of the lift you can see your heal lift up.

What Caveman said, about pushing your knees out, also think of spreading the floor, trying to pull it apart, should help a bit with that.

Focusing more on pushing my knees out, seems to feel much better, but I have a hard time keeping my footing stable and in the same spot, so sometimes I have more pressure on my toes, and sometimes it feels like it’s too far back. I’m purchasing a new pair of shoes Wednesday, hopefully that will help. I’ll have a new video sometime this week, thanks for the help guys. I remember a month ago when I couldn’t even squat 135 for a single rep, moving up to 165 next workout. Never made any real progress until I started squatting.

[quote]sexyxe wrote:
I think you are putting to much weight on your toes, as at the top of the lift you can see your heal lift up. [/quote]

This also happens when your glutes and hams aren’t so strong, too. Work your abs, hams, and narrow your stance a bit. Try to keep flat-footed.