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    On squats, a couple things: -- you have the...

    On squats, a couple things:

    -- you have the bar in high bar position (on the traps) but you are also trying to hold it like it is a low bar squat. You may have heard that you need to keep your...
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    You do not need to worry about your wrists at...

    You do not need to worry about your wrists at all. Keeping the wrist straight is a low bar cue. Your vids in the first post looked like a pretty good starting point to me.

    Elbows don't need to...
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    While it looks "better", it still does not look...

    While it looks "better", it still does not look like you are completely tight in the midsection to me. Keep in mind you need to brace the abs, and then also engage the lower back as you sit back. ...
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    In your case specifically OP, you don't have a...

    In your case specifically OP, you don't have a tight core, thus you are unable to transfer the force of your hips directly to the bar. I shouldn't be able to see any independent movement in your...
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    In response to the last article kaleida posted,...

    In response to the last article kaleida posted, IMO "chest up" is not wrong... that's not the right way to look at it. Too much lower back arch is definitely a big issue to be concerned with, but...
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    Stooping forward is okay. It's not my preference...

    Stooping forward is okay. It's not my preference but other people do it as a way of forcing themselves to break at the hips. You will want your feet under you when the weight starts getting really...
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    What you need to do is keep your chest up (same...

    What you need to do is keep your chest up (same cue as in the squat). Ie you want to lift the rib cage while bent over and extend your hips backward, such that you are lengthening your spine. Doing...
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    You look stooped over with an exaggerated arch in...

    You look stooped over with an exaggerated arch in your lower back when you are setting up to squat. I get the sense you are trying to emphasize the idea of "breaking at the hips", but it's clear to...
  • Stretching your hip flexors won't do anything for...

    Stretching your hip flexors won't do anything for your squat flexibility and will instead just lead to more frustration. Instead, stretch your hip extensors-- ie glutes and hamstrings-- as well as...
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    Doesn't look too bad. You're going down way too...

    Doesn't look too bad. You're going down way too fast though. Keep it under control.
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    Obviously the fact that you have short achilles...

    Obviously the fact that you have short achilles tendons is a big issue for squatting. You will not be able to squat unless you are able to increase the range of motion at the ankle joint, full stop....
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    For now, plates under heels is fine since you are...

    For now, plates under heels is fine since you are using light weights. For the long run you should be working on your ankle mobility.

    For deadlift, first and foremost, you need to make sure you...
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    It's pretty good overall, but it looks to me like...

    It's pretty good overall, but it looks to me like you are hyperextending your back slightly. Make sure you are keeping your abs tight and this ought to help you keep a neutral spine.
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    That's normal... it's pretty much impossible to...

    That's normal... it's pretty much impossible to deadlift with your shoulders pulled back. What matters is that you lift the chest and ribcage in order to lengthen the spine and establish an arch in...
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    You have a bad habit of "rocking" into the lift...

    You have a bad habit of "rocking" into the lift before each rep. It's causing you to set up with your hips too low every time--- thus you have to start the lift by bringing your hips up so that you...
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    Probably better if you joined a gym! Start with...

    Probably better if you joined a gym! Start with just the 45 lb bar, then add weight progressively. The bodyweight exercises you are doing will not do much specifically for your butt. They really...
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    What the heck is a squat challenge and does it...

    What the heck is a squat challenge and does it involve a barbell with weight on it? If not, learn how to squat with one. You'll see much better results that way.

    Your other issues need to be...
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    Agreed. The biggest thing for you is work on...

    Agreed. The biggest thing for you is work on your flexibility. You are really, really stiff at the hips and ankles. See these vids:

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    Two other things: first, stop...
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    I doubt it. Crossfit is going to ask you to throw...

    I doubt it. Crossfit is going to ask you to throw a lot of weight around at a high tempo in a competitive environment. The amount of weight will often not be high, but it's still going to be...
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    Forget about "buttwink" for a second, because...

    Forget about "buttwink" for a second, because it's minimal. But you are clearly relaxing at the bottom of your squat. Don't do that. You need to stay tight to properly support all that weight on...
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