Another squat form question v. falling forward

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  1. Perplexed

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    I have a problem when I go heavy (approaching failure) during squats with leaning forward too much and basically GMing the weight up. One of the bigger/strong guys at the gym today pointed it out too. I think my back is quite a lot stronger than my legs which is why it happens, but I don't want it to :hs:

    I already know lower bar position, working on that. Anything else I can do?

    Yes, I tried searching.
     
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    sit back into the squat and keep your head up
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    strengthen abs and low back, keep your head up and make sure elbows are underneath the bar
     
  4. Perplexed

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    :cool:

    My problem with the whole bar position thing is that I set up and get it quite low, then when I come up for the first rep it shuffles up :o
     
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    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    probably weak upper back too then you need to be able to clench your shoulder blades together and hold that for your whole set. more upper back work
     
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    One thing you can do to test yourself is to try to lift up your toes while squatting. I do this during squats/ GMs and it's a quick little indicator if you're leaning forward. You should be able to, and if you can't, you need to sit back more. The weight should be felt through the heels.
     
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    Yeah just been mimicking my squat form in my room and I realised my ass goes up first whilst my upper torso just kinda stays there until my back is almost parallel :hs: then i GM it up. Shitty I know.
     
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    ACslater Good ol F&N

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    Yep, or simply curl your toes
     
  10. Chalkitup

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    Your head should be the first thing to move up not your hips.

    Also print every article on this page
    http://www.deepsquatter.com/strength/archives/index.htm
    and take it to bed for wanking material ;)
     
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    The parallel comment was an exaggeration and it's only like that on the last few reps before failure, but yes, it's still awful :o
     
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    Really, the first thing that you should be doing is halving the weight you've got on the bar. Chances are you're losing your arch as well and the whole thing sounds like a chiro's dream.

    Check your ego and get it right from the start. Then add the weight, not before.
     
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    Your form sucks.
    /thread
     
  14. Perplexed

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    Whe the fuck do you think I made the thread you worthless idiot :ugh:
     
  15. damiand

    damiand Proceed

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    Holy fuck you're stupid.
    Anyway, I get the same on heavy lifts.
    I find it best on having a big breath, and keeping the core tight. What also has helped me alot, are good mornings, great for getting squat numbers up.
     
  16. you're supposed to fall forward

    atleast to the novice eye
     
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