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    ok, plz squat form critique

    i know the quality is horrible, but plz tell me what u think from what u see.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsEcoowYKGI
    tnx

    edit: here is another video with more weight, hope this still good
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onoIwQFqL18
    Last edited by redivote; 08-31-2007 at 09:21 AM.

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    Looks fine. Add weight and then ask for another critique.
    Last edited by Con; 08-28-2007 at 09:34 AM.
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    I agree... looks pretty good. Its way too light of weight to really see how your form is though.
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    Looks great. I'd go with a bit narrower stance though.
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    Is it good to squat with your legs so wide apart? I don't think I go so wide with my stance.

    The bar look kinda high on your neck, do you feel any pain when you touch your spine in that area? I was laying the bar on my spine when I first started and this one pertruding bone in the back of my neck really was sore to the touch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeder View Post
    Looks great. I'd go with a bit narrower stance though.
    Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubrock View Post
    Why?
    Why not?

    I guess it's more of a personal preference... I find that squatting wide messes with my hips if I'm going deep like that.
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    Solid, add more weight and take another vid.

    My stance is pretty wide as well... I find that im more in control that way.

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    Looks pretty good. Stance imo is a little wide. I try to keep mine a little more than shoulder width or normal standing width. Your back is straight, and toes slightly pointed out. Time to go heavy!
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    tnx all, will post another video with heavier weight together with a deadlift form video
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    Quote Originally Posted by deeder View Post
    Why not?

    I guess it's more of a personal preference... I find that squatting wide messes with my hips if I'm going deep like that.
    :withstupi especially since I am not the most flexible of people.


    To the OP, form is good, but as everyone said, more weight will determine form better.

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    Does it matter how low you go? When I squat with heavier weight I tend to go until I feel a burn (aka not very low). But does it make a difference whether you deep squat or not?
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    ^ Half squatting makes you a bitch. It says so in the bible.

    OP - good form, work on exploding out of the hole. when you put weight on you wont be able to just power through slowly like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bako Lifter View Post
    ^ Half squatting makes you a bitch. It says so in the bible.
    LOL. Being serious squat as low as you can without pain. More range of motion will allow for more development. Throw some deep front squats in there too.
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    The one critique I would make is lower the bar a bit. As you really start to add a lot of weight you will find it lessens the strain on your back.

    If you like the wide stance stay with it. You use many more muscles when you do.

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    Looks pretty damn good to me. You are a tall, lean MoFo.

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    Stance looks good along with overall form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Con View Post
    Looks fine. Add weight and then ask for another critique.
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    tnx guys, here's another video with more weight, hope the form still good...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onoIwQFqL18
    Last edited by redivote; 08-30-2007 at 11:45 PM.

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    still looking pretty good.
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    narrow that stance up a bit.

    Otherwise looking really good.
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    very nice job
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    tnx all, really appreciate your comments

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    Yes, still looks good - there's a little "butt wink" at the very bottom, but your form looks good to me.
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei View Post
    Yes, still looks good - there's a little "butt wink" at the very bottom, but your form looks good to me.
    tnx very much, really appreciate it
    gonna put on some weight now, time to get big...

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