View Poll Results: How would you rate the following squats?

Voters
12. You may not vote on this poll
  • Excellent

    0 0%
  • Very good

    0 0%
  • Good

    7 58.33%
  • Fair

    2 16.67%
  • Bad

    3 25.00%
  • Poor

    0 0%
Results 1 to 16 of 16

Thread: Squat form check

  1. #1
    WannabePLer fpr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    838

    Squat form check

    Hey guys, I'd like to post this video in here because it seems to get more views by PLers than in Members Pics and Videos if that's OK with the mods.

    Long story short, injured my hip about a year ago probably from poor squat form (I'll post it as a response since I don't want to get it confused with how I'm squatting now). Rested it for about 6 months so now I'm getting back into squatting ... hip still hurts quite a bit as I squat lower but I'm working with the doc, to have MRI soon.


    If you don't feel like responding, I'd appreciate if you at least took the poll. Thanks! All feedback welcome!

    Video
    Last edited by fpr; 11-25-2008 at 08:33 PM.

  2. #2
    WannabePLer fpr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    838

    post of how I previously squatted

    Please don't use this to vote on the poll! This is OLD FORM!

    I was basically bending at the knees (hey, I didn't know ), and I think this is how I ****ed up my hip.

    Video

  3. #3
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    1,675
    Well, it's not a "powerlifting" squat, but it doesn't look too bad to me.
    Last edited by BigTallOx; 11-25-2008 at 09:06 PM.

  4. #4
    WannabePLer fpr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    838
    Quote Originally Posted by BigTallOx View Post
    Well, it's not a "powerlifting" squat, but it doesn't look too bad to me.
    what constitutes a PLing squat, is it because I'm not going deep enough?

  5. #5
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    1,675
    Quote Originally Posted by fpr View Post
    what constitutes a PLing squat, is it because I'm not going deep enough?
    No, you're getting to parallel. Typically in a powerlifting squat, you'd take a wider stance and push your hips back, so your shins can stay perpendicular to the floor. It makes "parallel" happen at a higher spot. If you look at your knees, they go forward, so your shins aren't perpendicular to the floor, which makes parallel lower, ie you have to move the weight farther. But some powerlifters do squat like you do. ( my squats were similar, but they're slowly changing. )
    Last edited by BigTallOx; 11-25-2008 at 09:17 PM.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    2,617
    I think a lot of people who squat with a wider stance use at least briefs due to the hip/groin issues that can occur going raw with a wide stance. I know I can't go wide without briefs!

  7. #7
    Senior Member deeder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    2,255
    Ditch the chucks... Invest in a pair of olympic squat shoes.
    Full Powerlifting
    Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
    Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
    Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
    Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)

  8. #8
    Senior Member Buccos1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Pittsburgh, Pa
    Posts
    651
    Looks like you are getting better. Try to sit back more when descending. Your knees seem to be going way out in front.
    (SQ) 550 (BP) 425 (DL) 550
    5'9" 195lbs.

    2014 Goals: 365 raw bench; Triple bodyweight deadlift; 1500 meet total @ 198


    YouTube -- http://www.youtube.com/user/CarlDonatiJr?feature=mhee
    Journal -- http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...-Get-Stronger!

  9. #9
    Wannabebig Member cougar23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    36
    i personally like going a little bit lower but looks good

  10. #10
    WannabePLer fpr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    838
    Thanks for the responses thus far.

    I have tried going with a wider stance but find that I can't go as deep. I think this is due to a flexibility issue, because as I go lower, I feel a deep uncomfortable stretch on either side of the groin -- the adductors I suppose. I'll keep working on it through stretching though, thanks!

  11. #11
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    1,675
    Quote Originally Posted by fpr View Post
    Thanks for the responses thus far.

    I have tried going with a wider stance but find that I can't go as deep. I think this is due to a flexibility issue, because as I go lower, I feel a deep uncomfortable stretch on either side of the groin -- the adductors I suppose. I'll keep working on it through stretching though, thanks!
    Yup, just stretch. I'm constantly stretching, especially my hips. It's helped my squats.

  12. #12
    Senior Member accuFLEX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    1,190
    Go lower, and start the squat by breaking your hips first, not your knees

  13. #13
    WannabePLer fpr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    838
    I think I am breaking at the hips first (does it appear otherwise?)

    In the second video that I posted with my old form I was definitely bending at the knees and I think that's how I injured my hip

    Not sure how much deeper I can go than that, I will try and fool around with my leg positioning some. I find that the narrower my stance, the easier it is to go deeper.

  14. #14
    WannabePLer fpr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    838
    Quote Originally Posted by deeder View Post
    Ditch the chucks... Invest in a pair of olympic squat shoes.
    At this point, I feel that I haven't been lifting enough to invest in expensive lifting shoes... I can definitely tell a difference with the chucks though compared to my running shoes.

    I've been lifting seriously for maybe 10 months, and that hasn't been consistent either.

    I noticed you voted my form as being "bad", how do you suggest I improve upon it?

  15. #15
    SchModerator ZenMonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    5,478
    Listen to Deeder. Get some oly shoes.
    Sarvamangalam!

  16. #16
    Senior Member EatMyWay2TheTop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    477
    It looks pretty good to me.
    "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends"

    John 15:13 KJB

    "Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks"

    Philips Brooks

Similar Threads

  1. Squat Rx Videos
    By Sensei in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 97
    Last Post: 12-31-2009, 09:23 AM
  2. I need help with my squat form
    By Hillbilly in forum Powerlifting and Strength Training
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-08-2008, 01:03 PM
  3. squat form check follow-up
    By fpr in forum Members' Pics and Videos
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 04-04-2008, 02:31 PM
  4. I need your help and motivation...BADLY!
    By Superman250 in forum Diet and Nutrition
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 08-14-2007, 09:45 PM
  5. what can happen with bad form in squat?
    By biggimp in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-02-2004, 10:55 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •