Squat Form?

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    94civicEX New Member

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    Anyone have tips on keeping proper form? As well as, what exactly is proper form?
     
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    "Keep in mind that the knees should not protrude over the tips of the toes."

    I guess this is what I have a major problem with. I can't even do that with no weight, I'll fall backwards :o
     
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    start box squatting
     
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    I don't have a problem with depth really.
     
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    Vailripper Daywalkers have feelings too.

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    Stick your ass out really far as you are going down, forces the barbell farther forward -> not falling back. Helps me anyway.
     
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    :hsugh: hitting depth is only one (small) reason to box squat

    box squatting teaches you to sit back, not down. It also hits your glutes and hamstrings better, developing the strength to allow you to sit back without falling over.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    Starting Strength has 52 pages on just how to squat and you want someone to teach you proper form in one post
     
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    Got ya. I guess what I'm confused about is when you keep your knees above or behind your feet, how are you bending at your lower back? Erect or rounded? I have a bad habit of coming real far forward.

    Oh no, not at all. I'm just looking for personal reccomendations. Things that have helped people that may have had bad form at one time or another. Sorry.
     
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    http://elitefts.com/documents/falling_forward.htm

     
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