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Heracles_rocks
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kakno wrote:
You'd probably be able to lift more if you squatted more like a powerlifter. Wider stance, sitting back, shins pretty vertical, pushing your knees out. The question is if you want to. And what kind of shoes are those? Hard to see, but they look like running shoes, which usually don't give you a very stable base.


Like xdsho and kakno said, sit back more and push the knees out.

By sitting back, i mean your weight should be on your heels more than the toes. That should also help you eliminate some of the sheering on the knees. Sit back enough where it allows you to be on your heels more, but not too much that it becomes more of a good morning.

I wouild add to pushing your knees out to point your feet outwards a little more as well. That should make it easier to push the knees out which helps you recruit your glutes and hips more and that can help you squat more.

I would add to push the elbows down hard as well, getting the elbows under the bar more will feel stronger and help keep your upper back tighter.

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Maiden3.16
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Thanks guys. I'm aiming to just squat as much as possible so the PL style squat tips are good. I have some work to do for thw new year. Kakno i'm wearing nike frees, probably not the best squat shoes but they feel ok.

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Achilles of war
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dude get new shoes lol, i use the lance armstong nike's and they are soooo horrriblleeeee.

Im finally getting a pair of chucks to start DLing nad squatting in.

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brauny96
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Maiden3.16 wrote:
Thanks guys. I'm aiming to just squat as much as possible so the PL style squat tips are good. I have some work to do for thw new year. Kakno i'm wearing nike frees, probably not the best squat shoes but they feel ok.


Maide I would say to bring your feet closer in, and sit back more, your sitting straight down. Really spread the floor and drive through with the hips. Hope this helps

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Maiden3.16
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brauny96 wrote:
Maiden3.16 wrote:
Thanks guys. I'm aiming to just squat as much as possible so the PL style squat tips are good. I have some work to do for thw new year. Kakno i'm wearing nike frees, probably not the best squat shoes but they feel ok.


Maide I would say to bring your feet closer in, and sit back more, your sitting straight down. Really spread the floor and drive through with the hips. Hope this helps


Thanks man. brought my feet closer in today and it felt easier and more natural forcing my knees out. But.. still squatted straight down lol. Whenever I focus on sitting back my upper body tends to fold over and i feel like im GMing the weight up. Is there a reason for this? Am squatting with flat soled shoes again.

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Spidey22
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Hey guys, this was my first time DL'ing without straps, so grip gave out early, but was wondering if I could get some pointers on how to tighten up my form. AS ya'll can see, it can improve greatly. lol

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dday
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Spidey22- First off I'm not an expert so take it FWIW. You started in a pretty good position but the first thing that happened was you lost your arch and rounded your back. Sit back a little more and hold that arch.

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Jab1
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Yeah, you have no lower back tightness. Fix that before anything else. Maybe try some block pulls so you can get used to the proper back position.

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Consul
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Here's a video of my close grip bench. After watching it, I realise my grip isn't really that close after all. Anyway, please let me know how I could do it better.

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HERC410
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This is ~94%, what is wrong with my technique?



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browndisaster
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switched to high bar a few weeks ago as it feels more natural with my leverages. What do you think?

I'll get more videos in a couple of days when I have a heavier squat session

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Consul
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browndisaster wrote:

switched to high bar a few weeks ago as it feels more natural with my leverages. What do you think?

I'll get more videos in a couple of days when I have a heavier squat session


Looks fine to me, dude.

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samoth2
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The unracking seems a bit rushed. Be sure to stand up and then step back. It should be two different movements.

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browndisaster
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thanks guys, I'll take my time with unracking and getting set. I feel like my knees travel forward too much, maybe it's just my height, but I'll try moving my stance in a bit and seeing if I can get the hips more involved.

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hungry4more
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browndisaster, like was said, unracking and walking out need to be 2 separate events. Also, why aren't you locking out at the top? Is there any particular reason?

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browndisaster
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nah it's just not a hard part of the lift so I didn't focus on it. I squatted today and locked out every rep, tihnking that I should be squatting how I will be in competition, and shouldn't rush reps.

Do you think my knees are coming too far forwards? I've been getting knee pain again and am going to cut down squatting to 1x a week while I focus on my posterior chain strength and hip mobility. I'll get some heavier videos in a few days so maybe you can see my form better then

thanks for the help guys

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