View Full Version : I need some constructive criticsm to improve my lifts

11-07-2011, 10:43 PM
Here's some vids of my lifts from a meet this past weekend. I'm just trying to find areas on where to improve in my form and execution of the lifts.




April Mathis
11-10-2011, 05:02 PM
Squat form looks real good. I wouldn't change anything as far as the form goes. Might have to be an inch or two lower than that at some meets to pass.

Bench- Tuck your elbows more as you bring the bar down. Try to work on a bigger arch if possible. Everything else looks good.

Deadlift- The way you are pulling now looks nearly stiff-legged, as your legs are close to being locked out from the very beginning. Look up or at least forward (not down like in the videos) at the beginning of the lift, and more importantly keep your chest up. Try to sit back and down more like you are getting down into a squat to get more leg drive. Does not have to be real deep, as that can also make it harder for a lot of people, but somewhere between a deep squat position and what you are doing now will probably work best. That will make the lift easier off the floor and be able to use more leg drive. Lockout looks real clean though, no hitching or anything iffy, so that part is good.

Hope this helps.

11-10-2011, 05:33 PM
the first thing I noticed on the bench was how you tucked your feet back and kind of rolled them over. you have 0 leg drive. any drive you had just rolled your feet farther over. Try and push your heels out and stay flat on your feet.
i used to have a problem like this and thats what helped me.
Second, like above, try and tuck a little more, and more importantly, stay tucked through the bottom of the press.
When you pressed the weight from the bottom your elbows immediately flared, and that is a loss of power to the bar. Your elbows push out, instead of pushing the bar up.

11-11-2011, 11:41 AM
what he said, you gotta be on the ball of your feet driving through your heels for the most leg drive on the bench. Squat looked good I would try and really drive your head into that bar I feel like you dipped forward a little bit cuz your head was down. Otherwise very strong lifts!

11-14-2011, 12:36 AM
Thanks for the tips folks!