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02-05-2009, 01:02 PM
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Thoughts on my form?

Rep #6 at the end there kinda through me off, hit the pin.

02-05-2009, 01:21 PM
im no squat expert (by ANY extent of the imagination) but i've always been told to push the knees out on your way up, it seems like you're pulling them in a bit. try giving us a side view also, that'll definately help. good job on moving that kind of weight, though.

02-05-2009, 04:48 PM
The only thing I saw from the angle you provided is what youngguns said about pushing your knees out. Otherwise, it looked good. What kind of weights are those? They look like innertubes.

02-05-2009, 05:04 PM
They look like bumper plates. Try a slightly wider stance and point your toes out a tad more and like the others said shove your knee's out. Get a video from the side also and post it up. Great job on that much weight, how much you weigh?

02-05-2009, 05:09 PM

FWIW from me..... Nice squatting! Using a narrower olympic stance like that, an inward twitch from the knees will seem more obvious. It happens, im sure you are aware and are working on it.

Neat, solid and controlled enough to me. Nice work. 405 is no joke.

02-05-2009, 05:10 PM
Point your toes out more ie Feet closer to 90 degrees.

Widen your stance.

Push your knees out.

Let yourself sink into the hole- try to touch your ass to your heels.

02-05-2009, 05:46 PM
What do you guys mean by "push your knees out"?

Basically like keep them wide-er on the way up?

02-05-2009, 05:50 PM
Actively force them outward on the ascent. Increasing hip strength will help with this.

02-05-2009, 06:31 PM
Actively force them outward on the ascent. Increasing hip strength will help with this.


02-05-2009, 06:39 PM

02-05-2009, 07:46 PM
Actively force them outward on the ascent. Increasing hip strength will help with this.

And on the descent. Pointing your toes out more will help a lot with keeping the knees out.

02-05-2009, 08:22 PM
I think your squat is great. Just exaggerate everything you're already doing. Pushing knees out might also help, like others said.

02-06-2009, 03:25 AM
Great squats.

But on thing. FILL UP!!!!! You kinda do this half a breath thing as your descending. NO NO NO. Fill up hard at the top, squat down, then explode back up. Your slight shakiness and knees caving in will instantly become more stable when you fill up harder.