View Full Version : Hamstring To Calf Back Squat Form check

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:


Hmm this site doesn't allow embedding from YouTube ?

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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


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.

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

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.

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).

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

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).