Results 1 to 19 of 19

Thread: Squat Form Video Check

  1. #1
    Senior Member zela's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    144

    Squat Form Video Check

    Hey guys could you tell me if you feel that this a correct squat movement I can use. This video really simplifies it for me but I still trust your opinions the best.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=Hyjpz4jkjSQ

    Video


    Thank You
    Last edited by zela; 06-29-2007 at 11:23 AM.

  2. #2
    The Man of Steel -Superman-'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Posts
    1,016
    Where did you get clear plates? That looks hot.
    From 155 lbs to 200 lbs (PICS/VIDS INCLUDED)

    Height: 6'0"; BW: 202lbs; Age: 24; BF: ~11%
    155lbs [07-01-06] 176lbs [09-14-06] 179lbs [09-21-06] 182lbs [10-02-06] 184lbs [10-18-06] 186lbs [10-23-06] 187lbs [11-08-06] 189lbs [11-19-06] 190lbs [11-21-06] 191lbs [12-21-06] 194lbs [12-31-06]

    Bench: 250lbs; Squat: 350lbs lbs; Deadlift: 430 lbs

    Military: 111lbsx8; Dips: BWx30; Pullups: BWx10; WChestP: 360lbsx7; 45LegP: 470lbsx20; C Raise: 360lbs; BB Curl: 105lbsx3; Lat Pull: 195lbsx5

  3. #3
    Senior Member zela's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    144
    No NO thats not me lol thats some instructional videoooo!

  4. #4
    ANVIL POWER Detard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    5,533
    Wait, your asking for critique on an instructional video thats not you? Does that make sense?
    w:225lbs. h:5'10.
    630/385/545/1560
    Journal | Vids

    "im ready for the ladies too, my stomach has never been bigger and ive never been hairier." - Stumprrp

    TJW

  5. #5
    Senior Member Sensei's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    7,644
    That's a great video - it looks like an NSCA video, but I'm not sure.

    The only thing that I would add/change about it is that the squatter's elbows are not pointing to the ground at the bottom of the movement as they should.
    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
    Lifting Clips: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=johnnymnemonic2
    Blog: http://squatrx.blogspot.com/

  6. #6
    Senior Member Mr. D's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    TX
    Posts
    724
    Do you guys you use a thumbless grip when squatting?

  7. #7
    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    LI,NY
    Posts
    9,266
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. D View Post
    Do you guys you use a thumbless grip when squatting?
    I do.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

  8. #8
    Senior Member zela's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    144
    Quote Originally Posted by Detard View Post
    Wait, your asking for critique on an instructional video thats not you? Does that make sense?
    Well I'm really happy you figured out what I was trying to ask. You are half way there now if you could just answer it that would be great.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei View Post
    That's a great video - it looks like an NSCA video, but I'm not sure.

    The only thing that I would add/change about it is that the squatter's elbows are not pointing to the ground at the bottom of the movement as they should.
    Thanks Sensei. I really trust your input, I've read your posts and seen your squating video, I really appreciate you taking the time. Now its time to get over my squatophobia.

  9. #9
    Bodybuilding Mythbuster
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Yeongsan. South Korea
    Posts
    5,907
    Quote Originally Posted by Detard View Post
    Wait, your asking for critique on an instructional video thats not you? Does that make sense?

    Sure it does. He's asking if he should follow the same form as the guy in the video. So he's attempting to find out if this is the correct form to follow or not.

  10. #10
    Wannabebig Member Steve-O-68's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    23
    He's got quite a bit of forward lean. I'd actually like to see his torso stay a little more vertical... like in line with his shins. At that angle, the weight is over the balls of his feet instead of over his heals.
    Stephen Antel, NESTA-PFT

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    355
    That's a lot of forward lean... for his structure and technique, he's forced to lean that far forward. That'll build some strong glutes and lower back though. I wouldn't squat like that to emphasize the legs, but to each his own.

  12. #12
    Who me? Chubrock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    9,780
    He's not leaning over that much guys.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    355
    I don't think it's physically possible for him to lean any farther forward and maintain that bar on his shoulders...

  14. #14
    cakin Cirino83's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    2,239
    I want clear plates.

  15. #15
    Who me? Chubrock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    9,780
    Quote Originally Posted by bmanderson View Post
    I don't think it's physically possible for him to lean any farther forward and maintain that bar on his shoulders...
    I disagree but c'est la vie.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

  16. #16
    ANVIL POWER Detard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    5,533
    Quote Originally Posted by Cirino83 View Post
    I want clear plates.
    Same, I dont think they would weigh 45lbs though . Maybe if they were 3 feet long.
    w:225lbs. h:5'10.
    630/385/545/1560
    Journal | Vids

    "im ready for the ladies too, my stomach has never been bigger and ive never been hairier." - Stumprrp

    TJW

  17. #17
    Senior Member Vapour Trails's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Winnipeg, Canada
    Posts
    812
    Pretty good, a little too much forward lean too early in the movement and it appears he's more on his toes at the bottom but better than 90% of the people I see at my gym.
    That's a picture of Scarlett Johansson.

  18. #18
    Who me? Chubrock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    9,780
    Quote Originally Posted by Vapour Trails View Post
    Pretty good, a little too much forward lean too early in the movement and it appears he's more on his toes at the bottom but better than 90% of the people I see at my gym.
    Damn, you must train in a pretty badass gym.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

  19. #19
    Wannabebig Member colgate48's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    6
    Hi,
    That's actually my video. I agree the chest could be a little more out to take away some of the forward lean. The video was given to me by my former college football strength coach, who has sense went on to Oregon State. When training for the NFL combines we were taught to drive with our heals more than our toes, like Vapour Trails mentioned. Annnd unfortunately the clear plates are for form videos only and they really only weigh about a pound or two, sorry guys!

Similar Threads

  1. Hamstring To Calf Back Squat Form check
    By SkinnySadMan in forum Members' Pics and Videos
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 06-26-2006, 08:02 PM
  2. Whats this squat form called?
    By jed in forum Powerlifting and Strength Training
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 04-25-2006, 02:32 PM
  3. DL and Squat form advice needed
    By Chubrock in forum Members' Pics and Videos
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 12-21-2005, 05:21 AM
  4. Front Squat Form
    By NaturalBuilder in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-06-2004, 11:02 AM
  5. Squat video from 6/26
    By Chris Rodgers in forum Powerlifting and Strength Training
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-29-2004, 03:28 PM

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
  •