View Full Version : Squat Form

11-11-2003, 06:00 PM
Does anyone have any suggestions for squat form??????

11-11-2003, 06:06 PM
I think you should be telling us according to your signature.

11-11-2003, 06:33 PM
Ok as a result of the last thread I'm just going to answer this one the best that I can. But Deadlift, you still haven't told us your name. If you're capable of a world record you should be proud to say your name.

.Keep your chin up - helps to keep your spine straight.
.Have your feet facing forward and flat at all times - however some high level lifters don't follow this rule.
.Always use an OLYMPIC bar with no padding or towel.
.Be careful not to rest the weight of the bar on the top of your spinal column.
.Try to eliminate any sideways movement of your knee and/or hip joints - havoc on the knees.
.Do rotator cuff exercises to maintain shoulder flexibility.
.Squat to parallel.

People might want to add some things.

11-11-2003, 06:45 PM
squatting is alot in the hips and ass. mainly remeber to sit back dont squat down and let your knees go over your toes, this places a great amount of shear force on the knee joint

11-11-2003, 06:50 PM
Always sit into the squat. DO NOT lean forward. The idea is to keep the bar in a straight line when going up and down. Fill your belly with air, tighten your abs and don't breathe out until you absolutely have to.

11-11-2003, 07:45 PM
"Have your feet facing forward and flat at all times"

It might be bad for strength, but I have knee trouble when I use a narrow stance. If I am using a wide stance, would I still want my knees to face forward?

11-12-2003, 12:45 AM

11-12-2003, 08:42 AM
Originally posted by WestyHeadbanger
Ok as a result of the last thread I'm just going to answer this one the best that I can. But Deadlift, you still haven't told us your name. If you're capable of a world record you should be proud to say your name.

People might want to add some things.

I have 3 things to say, one is thanks for the tips on squat form, I basically knew most of it, I'm just having a little problem, and I need to look at every aspect of good form for squat to fix it.

Another thing is that my name is Roger Smirlis..... look for it later when I start doing contests, which will prob be around December to January. Note I'm still getting a lift put up on www.irongame.com asap.

The last thing is, just because someone is really strong doesn't mean that they know everything about lifting. I never lifted with anyone nor really read books about lifting, I just liked to lift and see how much I could do in the beginning. I had no internet so I really couldn't learn all these other powerlifting routines that mostly everyone knows. I didn't watch powerlifters squat, cause I did it in my school weight room all the way up until 2 months ago when I got a gym membership that I paid for 2 years full. The only thing I had to go by was pictures or by common sense, all the high schoolers didn't know how to lift neither do my football coaches, except one that is a football-weighttraining coach. He benched 600lbs at one time. coach marlin

11-12-2003, 09:10 AM

Thats what I go by.

11-12-2003, 08:41 PM

11-13-2003, 07:48 PM
I wish I read this a long time ago. My form got about 20x better thanks to this article. No more knee problems squating:


11-14-2003, 12:31 PM
Hey, I got my digital camera sort of working, I got it to take pictures, but only when it was hooked up to the computer, so all I could take a picture of was me flexing, or my arms... if you want me to send you a the pics, email me at Hulkk500@yahoo.com

11-14-2003, 12:32 PM
oh yeah, or Instant messange me at Hulkk500 for either yahoo or aim

11-14-2003, 01:35 PM
well now uc an take pics of ur lfit at the gym

11-14-2003, 02:59 PM
yeah i cant wait deadlift send it to me

11-14-2003, 03:12 PM
Where do you live in Florida. You can put the whole thing to bed casue I live in Florida too and would be more than happy to video the lift for you.


I dident even get to see the what your maxes were.

11-14-2003, 08:50 PM
What part of florida do you live in squarehead???? New Port Richey over here. Its near Clearwater and tampa

11-14-2003, 09:02 PM
I am north of miami. So that would be like a 3 hour haul or so. What are you squating.

11-15-2003, 02:12 PM
squarehead-where do you train?

chris mason
11-15-2003, 04:20 PM
You can post your picture here deadlift, or email it to someone else and they can post it.

11-15-2003, 07:16 PM
give me your email address and I'll send it to you

11-15-2003, 07:39 PM
Bherks At Platinum Fitness. At the West end of Pines Blvd. Pembroke Pines.

Waits to see pic... BTW if you are squating what ever it is you say you are I bet you will get request to a put a note that says wbb and your user name one it. lol

chris mason
11-16-2003, 06:35 PM
Originally posted by DEADLIFT4405
give me your email address and I'll send it to you

Actually, I think I have an email account here, I will check with Hulk and give it to you if I do. I am anxious to see your picture.

Isaac Wilkins
11-23-2003, 04:34 PM