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!
Last edited by fpr; 11-25-2008 at 08:33 PM.
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.
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.
Last edited by BigTallOx; 11-25-2008 at 09:17 PM.
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!
Ditch the chucks... Invest in a pair of olympic squat shoes.
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)
Looks like you are getting better. Try to sit back more when descending. Your knees seem to be going way out in front.
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i personally like going a little bit lower but looks good
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!
Go lower, and start the squat by breaking your hips first, not your knees
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.
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?
Listen to Deeder. Get some oly shoes.
It looks pretty good to me.
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