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joe.m
07-26-2008, 02:12 PM
I'd appreciate if someone could tell me how my form is:

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n146/chucks10/th_CIMG0238.jpg (http://s111.photobucket.com/albums/n146/chucks10/?action=view&current=CIMG0238.flv)

It seems to me like I'm dropping the weight to sudden and leaning forward a little.

Kastro
07-26-2008, 03:22 PM
Not too bad for high-bar. Next time rotate the video though, and take it from 45* in front or behind.

c3p
07-26-2008, 03:25 PM
It looks pretty good to me. I would just go a couple inches farther down.

Jorge Sanchez
07-26-2008, 03:39 PM
Next time rotate the video though, and take it from 45* in front or behind.

:withstupi:

It looks like a couple of those reps may have been a little high.

I'd suggest sitting back more - it'll help with hamstring and glute activation and it will help prevent the tendency to come forward onto your toes. Keep in mind, forward lean of your torso is not a bad thing (in fact, it is a necessity) so long as you are keeping the weight back on your heels and keeping your back rigid.

joe.m
07-26-2008, 04:50 PM
Thanks.

As far as sitting back more, any suggestions? I mean, if I try to keep my back more straight and not lean forward I almost fall on my ass.

Kastro
07-26-2008, 05:24 PM
You seem to have some image of a vertical-back squat in your head. This is incorrect, so get rid of it. In any heavy squat the bar will essentially be the center of mass of the system, and as such it must be kept over the middle of the feet, which is accomplished through forward learning of the torso.

motoko013
07-26-2008, 05:43 PM
as others have said, sit back more. try to start sitting back and breaking at the hips before bending your knees, it helps to sit back. and at the bottom make sure you are spreading your chest and keeping your upper back tight to prevent rounding at the bottom

Jorge Sanchez
07-27-2008, 10:42 AM
Lean forward. You have too. Leaning forward is not a bad thing as long as your weight stays back over your heels, the bar stays over your mid-foot and your back stays arched (not upright). Do you understand?

Ben Moore
07-27-2008, 12:15 PM
Get rid of the Manta Ray and put it on your back. You'll be able to sit back more with the lower bar position.

joe.m
07-27-2008, 12:56 PM
Get rid of the Manta Ray and put it on your back. You'll be able to sit back more with the lower bar position.

Last time I did that my back had purple marks on it along where the bar was. Very painful also.

Thanks for all the advices. Will give it a shot today.

Ben Moore
07-27-2008, 01:06 PM
Last time I did that my back had purple marks on it along where the bar was. Very painful also.

Thanks for all the advices. Will give it a shot today.

It's squatting - it will hurt.

Jorge Sanchez
07-27-2008, 01:07 PM
But it hurts so good.

berfles
07-27-2008, 08:09 PM
You get used to the pain. When I first started it hurt a huge amount just putting 115lbs on my back. After awhile you'll be able to unrack anything without much discomfort.

Detard
07-27-2008, 08:11 PM
Last time I did that my back had purple marks on it along where the bar was. Very painful also.

Thanks for all the advices. Will give it a shot today.

Most of us actually have calouses on our backs where the bar sits. Suck it up sally:hello: