advice needed: tips on how not to GM a squat

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  1. Mojo

    Mojo New Member

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    whenever i do 5rm sets on squats, i tend to GM a little on my way up on my last reps. what can i do to avoid doing this?
    squat stance is slightly wider than shoulder width and feet pointed outward 35-45 degrees.
     
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    look up... drive your head into the bar. That seems to help me from buckling over.
     
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    good moanin'
     
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    front squats. helps you transition to a more upright and tighter position. keep your chest up and also keep your elbows down
     
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    your flexibility probably sucks huge horse cock... do some mobility work, do not look at yourself in the mirror find a spot on the ceiling and keep your eyes/head fixed on it, head back, chest up
     
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    try front squats with less weight. putting a 5lb weight under your toes might help too.
     
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    mirror on ceiling
     
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    Stay back on you're feet. Don't fall forward to your toes.
     
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    Such a bad habit. I had a major problem with this. My training partner would bring a sheet with him and hang it infront of the rack when squatting so he didnt get distracted.
     
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    BRILLIANT!!!! :eek3:
     
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    ^vid doesnt work.
     
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    Make sure your elbows are pointing down, not back. Grip the bar as tight as you can, and literally pull it into your neck. Stay tight with the rest of your body, sit back and keep your eyes focused on a spot on the ceiling or high on the wall infront of you.
     
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    if you are going to front squat and put weight under your feet, make sure it's under your heel :hsugh:
     
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    infinite loop Statistically speaking, the Yankees do indeed suck

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    i've never placed weights under my feet during front squats :dunno:
     
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