Videos of me. Help please with my form *videos*

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  1. GuOD

    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    here's my videos from today. i had a long ass day yesterday and felt like shit today. i struggled with my 185x5 and 205x5 sets so obviously the last set sucked. help to improve my form?

    squats:
    205x5

    http://video.tinypic.com/player.php?v=4y7j6me

    235x2

    http://video.tinypic.com/player.php?v=6bstgsh

    bench: i realised im super stupid and put the camera in a bad spot. o well. i touch my chest on every rep and don't bounce.

    235x2 (the spotter touched the third rep. dont think he helped but i won't count it just in case :dunno:)

    http://video.tinypic.com/player.php?v=4pd4dwi
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    everything looks good..

    on the bench, pull your shoulder blades back together and use your lats to help push the weight
     
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    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    thanks. i always try to do that on the bench. the problem is that this new gym has benches that are much wider and it doesn't work so well

    i can't even do cg bench because my skin pinches on the wide bench :o
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    Go down slower on the squats, that way you don't have to fight all that momentum where you are at the bottom. Control the descent.
     
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    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    Thanks. I noticed that myself. My second rep is somewhat better because I go down slower and have an easier time adjusting directions.
     
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    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    going down slow on the concentric on the squats is not a good idea at all, itll just tire you out more. watch any high level squatter do olympic squats. also keep your elbows under the bar instead of back behind you that should fix some of the rounding over at the top
     
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    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    that's the reason I go fast now (cuz I get tired) but I make sure not to bounce and keep it controlled.

    i'm not flexible enough to keep my arms under the bar. should I move my hands in/out or stretch what?
     
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    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    all you do is rotate your elbows under you pretty much everyone in the world has that flexibilty
     
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    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    will definiltey try next time :wiggle:
     
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    thanks for the vid.

    it reminds me to go buy some white ankle socks and some new balance for the gym.

    gj.
     
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    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    I cannot go down any more due to flexibility. I can't even get down that far without weight on my back. I'm working on it though and getting much better (stretching after my workouts sometimes)

    i dunno my mom bought these socks for me my whole life :dunno:

    and it's kswiss shoes :wavey:
     
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    bar position looks good, depth looks sound, elbows flare backwards on the accent, keep them positioned forward. The speed on your squats is fine IMO.

    Squat facing the other way if you can, mirrors tend to fuck people up.
     
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    Hebrew Hammer Resident Jew goalie OT Supporter

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    the mirror is there so that you can watch yourself.
     
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    Dont squat the other way because you dont want the pins behind you want to be able to SEE the pins of where you put the bar
     
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    I honestly think you are squatting down too fast. Slow it down more. Keep your chest up when you go down and keep your elbows forward instead of behind you. Work on side bridges too as that part of your core stabilizers is weak and causing you to fall forward. Looks like knees go over your toes from the vid hard to be sure though.
     
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