Critique my form v. Squat

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  1. T-R-T

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    bring your feet narrower, and go down lower, youre not hitting hamstring parallel
     
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    a big thing that really helped me was pushing my elbows forward and trying to keep them under the bar
     
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    keep your elbows pointed down not back. sit back bend at the hips not at the knees and go deeper. that ain't a parallel squat.
     
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    If I use a narrow stance I can't go as deep though. Is it because of hip flexibility?
     
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    i can go deeper with a narrow stance than I can with wide :dunno:

    and i suck at flexibility
     
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    thats weird man, I can go wayyy deeper with a narrow stance :o

    Ass to cankles, son
     
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    stand with your feet about shoulder width apart. You should be able to go down until your hamstrings touch your calfs. Wear a shoe with some heel to help.

     
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    No, thats impossible
     
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    Are you using too much weight to go deep with a narrow stance?

    Also, are you squating in socks and no shoes? Wouldn't be good if your feet slip.
     
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    When you move, you are bending at the waist( like this < ) and coming down with your chest. Your hips need to move first, like you are sitting in a chair. You need to generate a pelvic tilt and start your bend at the knees in the same motion, then your upper will follow naturally. It will be easier to keep your chest up and you won't sit back on your heels as much. That is why you rocked back in your first video. With the no shoes thing, your don't have as much of a platform and resting on the heel of your feet is going to make it harder the more weight you add. Practice sitting in a chair with hanmds out in front of you with a shoulder width stance. Also consider your flexability and how much you are stretching prior to starting.
     
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    I've tried doing it with just the bar and I still can't do it. And yea I squat in socks.

    Next time I'll try to go narrow and deep and take vids.
     
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    1. Put on some shoes.
    2. Front squat with just the bar...you should be able to squat all the way down till your hamstrings touch your calves and still keep your feet flat. Might give you more of a feel for how it is when you are all the way deep.
     
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    narrower stance. that should help you get all the way in the hole.

    other than that I would say not too bad
     
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    way too shallow. Work on flexibility
     
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    As others have said, not low enough, but still lower than 90% of people who squat in my gym.

    Get some Converse AllStars to squat in. They have a flat sole. You don't want shoes with heel padding or heel elevation for lifting.
     
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    Dude I'm serious. Watch this vid on how to do the "Asian squat." These guys get all the way down while keeping their feet flat.

    Obviously this isn't how you want your upper body when you're doing BB squats, but it might get your legs used to going all the way down.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWTmg4dHiKg&mode=related&search=
     
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    its because of your technique
     
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    I only go that deep because I am afraid about my knees, it seems like such a stress going past 90* at the knee.
     
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    a heel isn't necessarily bad, an unstable one is though.
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah but he doesnt need to go all the way deep if he does other leg exercises.

    I dont go Ass to Calves on regular squats because I hit the rest of the legs in other ways. (I should say sometimes I do)
     
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    do you bench half way to your chest because you're going to do other should and chest exercises?

    stop making excuses dude and squat properly.
     
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    get a closer grip
     
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    So today I tried some of the suggestions in this thread (chucks, narrow stance, etc.) and took some vids again.

    Front Squats - These look okay to me.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN-xIHdf3so
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AMVUaX7kqE

    Regular Squats - I dropped the weight to 135 for the sake of learning proper form but I know I'm still not going deep enough and I'm leaning too far foward. Using the narrow stance I feel shooting pains in my lower back at the bottom of the lift. Is this because I'm leaning too far foward or something else?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAZVdfnibJU
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbMPLkJ9stA
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab_NQfVSoPI
     
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