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assaf111
10-26-2007, 07:18 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnwvYlTYC4g

what do you think? my form is good? what I need to improve?

bigDADDY205
10-26-2007, 07:35 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnwvYlTYC4g

what do you think? my form is good? what I need to improve?

Looks like you're leaning forward a bit too much. That will give you trouble when you load on more weight. I've had the same problem, it will cause you to fall forward when you approach failure. Does look you're getting low enough, at least parallel. Many folks on here will recommend going ATG, but it's not for everyone. Good luck with it, it takes some practice.

science.boi
10-26-2007, 07:40 AM
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6529481301858251744&q=dan+john&total=5474&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=0

also search youtube for the squat rx series

PROTOSSterone
10-26-2007, 07:54 AM
leaning forward too much.
Also, it looks like your eyes are focused on the floor, try to keep them looking straight ahead.

microrahsheen
10-26-2007, 08:14 AM
As everyone said, you are leaning forward too much, which is probably because you are looking at the floor. Focus at a spot on the wall or ceiling right above eye level.

Also, make sure you are not rounding your back. You will be able to do this easily by focusing on sticking your ass out and sitting into the squat. Don't think about bending your knees, focus on sticking your ass back and sitting into the squat.

Your knees should not move forward very much. If they are anywhere near to passing your toes, you are in for some trouble.

HTH

Mlsde886
10-26-2007, 09:58 AM
maybe record a another video with your shirt off? that way we can really see whats going on with your spine. Make the on the way up drive your hips forward. You dont seem doing be driving with your hips.

Pink Dumbbell
10-26-2007, 09:59 AM
Leaning waaay forward.

assaf111
10-26-2007, 12:02 PM
ok. I train and this is my new squat:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUCPHeuRAYw

what do you think now?

vegasdsm
10-26-2007, 12:03 PM
see sig for SQUAT RX link...

cheers...

MISSINGLINK
10-26-2007, 12:20 PM
Leaning to far forward. What is that thing you do when you are almost at the bottom? It seems to me that you are trying to got Ass to Calfs. Like somebody else said, that is not for everyone. Arch your back look up/forward and explode out of the hole. You will get crushed when you add weight doing it the way you do.

Feny
10-26-2007, 12:21 PM
you gotta look up ma man

assaf111
10-27-2007, 06:16 PM
what about now?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckk-WLxWyYk

by the way, I gave yout reputation, except vegasdsm, MISSINGLINK and Feny, because it written that I gave too much reputation in the last 24 hours.

KingSht
10-27-2007, 06:22 PM
what about now?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckk-WLxWyYk

by the way, I gave yout reputation, except vegasdsm, MISSINGLINK and Feny, because it written that I gave too much reputation in the last 24 hours.

It's a kind of goodmorning squat. There isn't much leg in it.

assaf111
10-27-2007, 06:27 PM
It's a kind of goodmorning squat. There isn't much leg in it.

Are you kidding me?

tj500
10-27-2007, 06:32 PM
I don't think he's kidding you. You are bending over before you squat down. You don't want to be doing that.

Search for "good mornings" on youtube they look kinda like what you're doing.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=EZYX602C-SU

mjw8204
10-27-2007, 06:32 PM
what about now?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckk-WLxWyYk
Still not good, dude. It looks like you're trying to do a better job of sitting back, but you're struggling to go down very far. You need to work on pushing your knees out as you go down. Give this a read and see if it helps you: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showpost.php?p=13263177&postcount=5

Keep trying and don't be discouraged.

tj500
10-27-2007, 06:38 PM
more like this: he could go lower for sure but other than that I was looking for a short vid from the side.

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assaf111
10-27-2007, 06:45 PM
Still not good, dude. It looks like you're trying to do a better job of sitting back, but you're struggling to go down very far. You need to work on pushing your knees out as you go down. Give this a read and see if it helps you: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showpost.php?p=13263177&postcount=5

Keep trying and don't be discouraged.

can you explain your self again and with more deatils? because I really don't understand you.

mjw8204
10-27-2007, 06:52 PM
can you explain your self again and with more deatils? because I really don't understand you.
Just read the link I gave you. It will explain things much better than I can. I suck at explaining things over the Internet. :)

assaf111
10-27-2007, 06:56 PM
Just read the link I gave you. It will explain things much better than I can. I suck at explaining things over the Internet. :)

Are you mean that I bent over my knees before I squating?

Fanatik
10-27-2007, 07:04 PM
You don't want to lean to much. Just stick you butt out when you about to squat down and you should be good.

Also you grip is wrong, your wrist should be straight
also inhale air in your chest so its sticks out, and try to hold your shoulder blades tight, that will give you stability.
exhale on the way up
i cant see your feet but your knee to be in straight line over your foot and your foot should be 30 degrees out

there is alot more to squats, that just things from top of my head


PS: save up 30$ buy starting strength you will save your self alot of time

assaf111
10-27-2007, 07:09 PM
You don't want to lean to much. Just stick you butt out when you about to squat down and you should be good.

Also you grip is wrong, your wrist should be straight


PS: save up 30$ buy starting strength you will save your self alot of time

thank you very much. I bought SS and I read it...I learnt the deadlift and the squat from there.

sorry of my bad English, but I need to ask you- do you mean that I do the squat good, except that I go over with my knees before squatting?

Pink Dumbbell
10-27-2007, 07:30 PM
http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/6121/squatto5.jpg

Fanatik
10-27-2007, 07:48 PM
thank you very much. I bought SS and I read it...I learnt the deadlift and the squat from there.

sorry of my bad English, but I need to ask you- do you mean that I do the squat good, except that I go over with my knees before squatting?

Try not trying to lean forward when you squat, just stick your butt out, if you holding your breath and your chest is pumped you will be in good position when you parallel to the floor.

Here i scanned some pictures from the book for you ''i hope i wont get sued for this''.

In this picture is the way you do vs the right way:
http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/7996/positon001bh2.jpg

In this picture you can see the knee over toe thing:
http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/5225/swuat001xr7.jpg

In this picture you see the right grip and right wrist position


http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/1650/h001nh2.jpg


good luck kid

smitsky
10-27-2007, 07:52 PM
Ok. I have the same problem, which I am trying to correct.

I think things will look different with some weight on the bar. Could you take and post a video of yourself squatting some weight, instead of just the bar?

Fanatik
10-27-2007, 07:58 PM
Ok. I have the same problem, which I am trying to correct.


take a look at the first picture i posted, zoom it and read what it says under the picture

assaf111
10-27-2007, 08:03 PM
Try not trying to lean forward when you squat, just stick your butt out, if you holding your breath and your chest is pumped you will be in good position when you parallel to the floor.

Here i scanned some pictures from the book for you ''i hope i wont get sued for this''.

In this picture is the way you do vs the right way:
http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/7996/positon001bh2.jpg

In this picture you can see the knee over toe thing:
http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/5225/swuat001xr7.jpg

In this picture you see the right grip and right wrist position


http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/1650/h001nh2.jpg


good luck kid

thank you very much, but I read starting strength, but I don't do this... my back is in 30-45 degrees...

smitsky
10-27-2007, 08:08 PM
take a look at the first picture i posted, zoom it and read what it says under the picture

It's coming in huge on my system.

I'm working with some experienced Powerlifters getting ready for a meet. I've come a long way, and am now heading in a better direction.

I did a lot better last workout by just flexing a muscle in my upper back, which evidently I'm not using...

Fanatik
10-27-2007, 08:15 PM
I did a lot better last workout by just flexing a muscle in my upper back, which evidently I'm not using...

yeah that works. I try to stick my chest upfront like models on the stage :)
by doing that i try to pull shoulder blades together and that flexes upper back muscles

smitsky
10-27-2007, 08:24 PM
yeah that works. I try to stick my chest upfront like models on the stage :)
by doing that i try to pull shoulder blades together and that flexes upper back muscles

I used to go ATG. I got up to 260 X 1. I would lose strength in the lift easily, and started to pitch forward doing Doubles at the 215-225 level (although I got 225 X 5 at one point on a 5 X 5 routine).

I trained with a top Masters Powerlifter in California who reviewed my form and found that I was placing the weight (the bar) too far forward in the hole (while ATG). He advised me to

1.) Slightly widen my stance (just beyond shoulder width).
2.) Keep my chest full of air and try to sit back and stick my chest out.
3.) Only go below parallel and not ATG.
4.) Use low-bar form.

I'm still not totally up to par, but I'm tryin' ;)

I want to try to use low-bar form more, but I'm 14 days out from the meet, and I'm not going to change too much now ;)

jdmalm123
10-27-2007, 08:29 PM
Try overhead squatting (with just the bar).

It will make you work much harder to maintain form and will set you up for a better back squat.