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SkinnySadMan
06-24-2006, 08:48 PM
Well I had made a few posts about deep squats and not being able to keep the back arched.

anyways this is what I look like when I do my squats:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tVevZNL2_w

Hmm this site doesn't allow embedding from YouTube ?

HeavyBomber
06-24-2006, 09:02 PM
Dude, those are good. Your problem is your stance is a little to narrow so when your stomach comes into contact with your thighs it forces your pelvis to rotate. Try a little wider stance so you can fit your torso between your legs.
Also, on a few of them you dropped your head some.
Other than that, those are solid.
Awesome.

SkinnySadMan
06-24-2006, 09:04 PM
Yes I developed a bad habit of looking at my knees to see how far they are passing my toes and checking my depth.

So you think my form is on key, but I have been using the same poundages for a few weeks now. And my numbers are still newbie. What gives.

bill
06-24-2006, 09:05 PM
The only thing I see is feet look like there very close. Maybe spread you feet out about shoulder width or little wider to start.

Canadian Crippler
06-24-2006, 09:07 PM
At the bottom you seem to almost be resting on your calves for a bit which is causing your knees to move forward a lot. It looks good all round, just at the bottom it's like you pause and the knees move forward. Think "up" when your a couple inches from ATF and you'll find that by the time you actually start moving up you've just reached rock bottom.

SkinnySadMan
06-24-2006, 09:10 PM
Hmm, "think up" ? What you mean by that ?

Stackattack
06-24-2006, 09:20 PM
Form looks great to me. How are the new oly shoes feeling? I'm considering ordering from the place you got yours.

Canadian Crippler
06-24-2006, 09:20 PM
Think "time to squat the **** up" and begin pushing up. You'll hit ATF just without that pause. I've found that by the time you actually start moving up, you've already moved down another couple inches.

SkinnySadMan
06-24-2006, 09:49 PM
Oh, alright CC I'll try and not pause so much. I also heard relaxing like I did in the video can be damaging to the knees.


How are the new oly shoes feeling? I'm considering ordering from the place you got yours.

First weightlifting shoes I bought, their pretty comfy, they feel real solid. Beats the hell out of squatting off plates.

Tofer
06-24-2006, 09:55 PM
Your form is looking pretty good to me. It can be hard to break that habit of checking to see if your knees are too far forward. That's why I like to have a spotter there watching my form sometimes.

But anyways, is there a particular reason why you work out in your boxers?

SkinnySadMan
06-25-2006, 04:12 AM
I workout at home :) so I don't really care lol. Next time I do a form check video maybe I'll wear a speedo or something.

Stumprrp
06-25-2006, 06:30 AM
your form looks excellent to me man! what kind of bench/rack is that? im buying one for my room soon, lol.

SkinnySadMan
06-25-2006, 04:52 PM
My bench is called "Workout Center."

http://www.nlfit.com/frameBenches.htm

It's awesome for tight space. I can switch the rack around to do squats. There are also these handles so I can do dips.

...and if you decide to go olympic you can buy an olympic set replacement add-on.

Gutz981
06-26-2006, 01:20 PM
Keep your head up.

Gabrielle
06-26-2006, 02:34 PM
nice form. I wish I could ATF squat that upright, but I have never been able to.

Canadian Crippler
06-26-2006, 03:15 PM
Same here. Although my knees stay a little further back I'm not quite that upright.

Or maybe I am, never seen myself. Sure as hell doesn't feel like it though.

SkinnySadMan
06-26-2006, 07:08 PM
CC, video tape yourself you might be surprised. I was thinking the same thing (my lower back more specifically).

getfit
06-26-2006, 07:12 PM
i thought those were nice and deep squats, well done.

SkinnySadMan
06-26-2006, 08:02 PM
Thanks WBB'ers. So next week:

Stance adjustment (A bit wider), not looking down, +5 lbs., squat naked (maybe).