View Full Version : squat form check please

06-24-2008, 08:53 PM
EDIT: so I went out today and made another video. this is 280x5, it looks like it's not rounding anymore.


so i decided to video my squats today and saw that my form was horrible. i had some major rounding of the lower back issues when i reached parallel. so i decided to try to work on form but still couldn't get my back arched properly. i took some videos of 185x5 from a far angle and some singles of 185 from closer but different angles of the squat. is this rounding acceptable or am i in need for more form work?

06-24-2008, 09:45 PM
It looks like you're doing what I do: trying to go too deep with too wide of a stance. Personally, I find that when I try to get a few more inches past parallel my lower back starts to round because the movement turns into sitting down instead of sitting back. If you want to go deeper, bring those feet in and get some olympic shoes. Otherwise, hit an inch or two past parallel with the wider stance and shoot back up.

06-24-2008, 10:10 PM
I dont know if I am looking at this right, but it looks like you are leaning forward a bit and going off of your toes instead of your heels? Other then that, I think its alright? (Im no expert though!)

06-26-2008, 06:24 PM
Only time it looked noticable to me was the first rep in the first video...maybe cut about an inch off of your depth? I agree with redspikeything

06-26-2008, 08:36 PM
Usually bad form is a sign of too much weight.

06-26-2008, 10:00 PM
Usually bad form is a sign of too much weight.

what? who are you?

06-26-2008, 11:06 PM
^^^^^ lol.

06-27-2008, 12:44 AM
most people get some hip tuck at the bottom of their squats. has it been bothering you?

06-27-2008, 06:51 AM
not sure what hip tuck is, but really squatting hasn't bothered me much. it's my favorite lift and i've been up to 305 for 5x5 before i tweaked my ankle and had to start up again. i've realized through a lot of mirror work that i'm not spreading my chest as much as possible at the bottom of the hole which could be the main cause other than possible flexibility issues. next squat workout is monday and i will see if form got any better. thanks

06-27-2008, 08:22 AM
work on ur hamstring flexibility and that should help with the hips tucking under when u go past parallel.

07-08-2008, 06:45 AM
i edited the first post, with a new video

07-08-2008, 09:56 AM
Form looks much much better man

07-08-2008, 10:10 AM
looks better! just work on trying to keep ur knees more stable around the bottom of the squat as they seems to bounce around a bit.

07-08-2008, 07:07 PM
Your form with the 280 looks great. What corrective action did you take?

07-08-2008, 07:13 PM
that's a good, strong squat.

07-09-2008, 01:14 AM
i tried making sure to sit back more, and also spreading my chest, i realized it started spread back, but as i went down it kinda went away.
Thanks, i did a lot of BW form in front of the mirror
yea, i will try to keep my knees more stable, i didn't realize it was that bad until i saw the video. i think if i have a little pause on the bottom it would help, we will see