Pick a style of squatting. Either keep the hips back and shins vertical, or sink those squats. Either way you are short changing yourself.
Other thing is, watch any pro powerlifter set up. You seem to jiggle the bar around as you psych up. Look at first rep, you sorta move up and down twice. Stay stable, fill up the gut and chest and squat. Don't waste energy on it.
Last thing, stop raising the elbows. Your second rep got ugly because of it, get the albows under the bar, and your lower back and chest will follow.
good lifting mate.
I'm aware of the elbows issue, I'm trying to sort it out. other than that, so I appreciate your awareness.
I'm squatting the low-bar squat as described in Mark Rippetoe's Starting Strength book. so I'm letting the knees shift forward on the beginning of the motion and then sitting backwards. don't see anything wrong with that mate.
thanks for the input!
strong! all of that moving/jiggling once you unrack is not good... still, very strong!
Maximizing the stretch of the hamstrings ideally happens at the bottom of an Oly squat, or at parallel with the shins vertical. Either way you get the most out of the movement, and there is a definitive point where you can use your elasticity. The style Ripp advocates really kills this advantage. Ripp squats are these awkward aborted fetus kind of movements, you may be the first person I've seen move decent weight on them. You can't get the most out of the hams because the knees are slightly forward, the hips are slightly back, and the depth is at parallel. It's just weird, looks wrong and I utterly detest the movement.
But again, my opinion only.
there are definately some issues with your form, but you are still moving the weight with some explosiveness. i have seen a guy hyper-extend his knee pretty bad doing all that pre-squat bouncing like you are doing (unlocking the knee and then locking it back up/bouncing) I would avoid that at all costs!!! could end getting ugly at some point. good work though and keep squatting!!!!
Fuzzy, I do believe you are talking out of your ass. A ton of IPF lifters squat with VERY similar styles to Rip squats. A lot of powerlifters who squat uber wide in gear also squat using similar styles when training raw. And I'm not really understanding how your hamstrings are more stretched at the bottom of an Oly squat...
With that being said, these squats do look a little awkward IMO, because your knees are coming forward at the bottom a little (much worse on the second rep) and your ass is shooting back as you come up, making you good morning the weight. But nobody's form is perfect at maximal weights.
Form looked fine for a max effort set. Strong stuff.
Strong as hell. I can't even imagine how heavy that would feel on your shoulders lol
Cut out all the extra **** before the rep and the other stuff will fall into place. You are getting there.
Fuzzy, you gained 30 lbs back in a month? I thought you were dropping the weight.
you're right about the maximal weights, that 2nd rep was a grind.
thanks for the kind words.
Congrats, great lifts and good effort! I am a noob, but also somewhat of a form perfectionist. From my humble opinion, you just need to make sure that your chest is staying up. If your chest rises with your hips, your back will stay arched.
If there's anything wrong with that advice, please let me know, but that's just what I see.