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Squats, Depth Form?


#1

do these look parallel, below parallel or above?
http://s28.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=23QLO7JKCHF8Z128SXP2DMDGCQ

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#2

A couple of inches below parallel, hard to tell though.


#3

definitely below parallel.


#4

Definately below parallel.

What type of training do you do? It's just that you look very dynamic at the top of the squat and I was wondering if you do a lot of OL.

Good job.


#5

yes i do olympic lifts frequently snatches cleans, split jerks but recently i got kicked out of the gym... well i was expecting it to be honest. its a commercial gym with no bumpers and i make noise when o.lifting (especially on misses) and i sometimes scare the clients... anyways i am getting my ol. bar and my weights this week. heheh!

thanks for taking the time to view the video the comments i think you are bit overly genrerous as far as depth is concerned. i posted this set of squats because i was exhausted and i compromised depth as a result... anyways
thats my last clean before i got kicked out :slightly_smiling: http://s5.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=020ITCS2BBJ5W34JE65N7YTZLO
i think it looks decent but i ve got the timing a lil bad on the receiving portion. only the clean is recorded


#6

Great Clean and Squats (They are definitely low enough)! I especially like the Counting in the squats. All hail the mighty Greeks! I feel for you regarding the gym. It's near impossible to find a gym that has a lifting platform in N. America. Are you in Greece? If so then surely there must be lifting clubs around.


#7

hey spartan! whats up man! yes i am from greece (athens). i was suprised you know greek! :slight_smile: hehe!! where are you from man?....

yes yes, i do know there are lifting clubs around here for ol. lifting but i dont have time (especially these months due to the uni and exams..) to get registered... so i am buying the ol.bar and some weights and i ll be training the ol. lifts in my garage :slight_smile:

thanks for your generous comments man!i didn't expect it from those videos it i am pretty new to weight lifting (under a year) but i ve made some progress because my focus is entirely on compound lifts heavy chins,dips, squats, bench, mil.press, ol.lifts, sprints, some easy gymnastics. lol. but i think i need to fix my nutrition and eat MORE..

thats my normal range of motion on squats. http://s51.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3AGE1Z03UFA832OFC3BDAXJ5OQ
it was triples though


#8

The only problem I see with the clean is that it seems a little light for you. You could have power cleaned it easily!