View Full Version : Critique my big 3 form

04-26-2007, 12:07 PM
I work out in my garage so its not often that I can get someone to look at my form.

Anyways, I maxed a little over a week ago, and I just figured out this whole youtube/video uploading thing, so I decided to post my big three:


I was surprised to see that I had such an arch. 235 should come pretty soon.


I probably could have stood to gone another inch shorter, but I didn't have anyone around to tell when I hit parallel and I've never been able to get bungee cords to work right (either they're too low, too high, or I can't tell when I hit them).



This was my most disappointing lift. I hoped to add another ten pounds to the bar but my grip failed just before lockout. Very frustrating. Oh well - I'm thinking some power holds and thickbar deadlifts should improve this.

Please excuse the awful sound and video quality on all of these - next time I'll use our digital camera.

Any constructive criticisms would be appreciated! Thanks

The Champion
04-26-2007, 12:25 PM
My personal opinion- don't use belts because they take your core out of the exercise.

04-26-2007, 01:39 PM
My personal opinion- don't use belts because they take your core out of the exercise.


op - dont listen to that advice^^

Your bench form looked abit off. It was a bad angle but it looked like your arms were comming up at differnt speeds. (left, then right, then left then right) kinda like a teeter toter. Try to keep it nice and even all the way up and dont bounce off your chest

squat. Looked good but as you say, you coulda gone abit deeper. Your squat looked a little un-even aswell. Kinda like you leaned abit too far forward on the way up.

Deadlift - Work on your grip. Use chalk if you want, it helps your grip a ton. Your form was looking good until your grip started to give and you leaned too far forward. Keep the bar riding up your shins and pull back.

Your moving some the weight around nicely but its just the little things that may give you that extra 5-10 lbs. Good work.

04-26-2007, 04:04 PM
For the record, I only use belts during max effort attempts, not during training.