I started on Rippetoe's 3*5 routine a few months ago (workout A: squat, bench, deadlift, B: squat, shoulder press, rows) and I've been making good progress. I videoed my squat and shoulder press today and I was horrified to find that despite following his instructions to the letter (or so I thought), my lifts looked nothing like the illustrations in his book or on exrx.net.
What am I doing wrong, and how do I fix it?
Thanks in advance!
Your squat stance is much wider than the guy on exrx, but I think you are over analyzing things.
Your breathing is wrong though, I felt like I was going to pass out listening to your breathing on the shoulder press =o
And why is your video sideways?@!
I dont see whats wrong?
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Hard to watch because of the angle, but your squat looked pretty good to me. You GMed a couple of the reps and the weight might have been shifting to your toes a little, but looked pretty good and it looked like you were hitting parallel.
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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Looks pretty good buddy. Do you always squat on your wall like that? ...angle of video made it hard to watch. Throw a 12" box under your ass and squat on that for awhile. Always cleans up my form when things get stupid.
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Thanks for the feedback guys. Yeah Sensei, it was the last set and my attention to form slipped a little bit, I'll keep an eye on that.
Does it look to anyone else like my knees are travelling out too far over my toes?
Your form is fine. I don't know what you're worrying about.
Looks good to me too.
No arched back on the presses, which is good, and squats look fine.
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Thanks a LOT for the comments everyone, I feel a lot better about lifting alone now. Sorry about posting in multiple forums, mods please feel free to delete one of the threads.