I filmed myself doing squats with an ez-bar in my room to hear your opinion on my squat form. I filmed the lower portion, because I do not know if I hit proper depth and if my lower back keeps tension and does not tuck in. I focus on keeping my back straight, hitting proper depth and shoving my knees out to the side rather than forward.
Side view: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuX96lUCHlA
Back view: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJ1pd0NuXXY
Thanks in advance!
Last edited by The Solution; 08-25-2010 at 05:32 PM.
Looks like it is time to get a real barbell, a squat rack, and start getting to work. You are more than ready.
I already own a barbell, a power rack and enough weights. I noticed a butt wink (lower back tucks in) when I did ass to ankles/calves squats with about 120 kg = 264 lb. So I wanted to change my technique and focus on not getting that low, but just getting a bit lower than parallel.
So you say that there is no butt wink and enouh hip drive and that the depth is good? If this is the case, then I will do my squats like in the videos rather than ultra deep.
Looks good enough to me. I like a wider stance, but some of that is preference. Sometimes you just need to get after it. Don't worry about every small detail. In it's simplest form squatting can de broken down like this; grip the bar tight, big air, butt back, knees out, and ARCH! Think that and it will become automatic. Everything else will fall into place.
Thank you for your opinion! If you say that it is good enough which means that there is no visible butt wink in particular than I will continue doing it like that.