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    Squat - How good is my form ?

    I'm the type of guy that rather have a good form over anything else, I was pretty satisfied with this set but was wondering if this depth/form is good according to your standards.

    What do you guys think ? Tell me the truth, good or bad ? Thanks.

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    I'm not an expert but you are doing something I used to, you are doing a slight "Good Morning Squat" where you rely on your hams too much. You can google it but a lot of the 'fixes' for it are pretty lame, for me I fixed mine by dropping the weight a little and being very conscious of trying to stay upright more at the sticking point.
    You possibly feel limited by your back strength.
    It's not major though, and technique tends to slip when you are working heavy in low rep range like that.
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    Originally Posted by BenMcLeodNZ View Post
    I'm not an expert but you are doing something I used to, you are doing a slight "Good Morning Squat" where you rely on your hams too much. You can google it but a lot of the 'fixes' for it are pretty lame, for me I fixed mine by dropping the weight a little and being very conscious of trying to stay upright more at the sticking point.
    You possibly feel limited by your back strength.
    It's not major though, and technique tends to slip when you are working heavy in low rep range like that.
    if hes low bar squatting, you want that hip drive out of the hole, which looks like a good morning but isnt.... from that angle i cant tell if its high bar or low bar though
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    Originally Posted by dski79 View Post
    if hes low bar squatting, you want that hip drive out of the hole, which looks like a good morning but isnt.... from that angle i cant tell if its high bar or low bar though
    Yeah that's true, it's pretty minor anyway but after a while it gets ingrained into your movement pattern and is hard to stop.
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    Few things to note.

    Biggest imo, is that your ankles cave inwards as you get into the hole, take a close look at your shoes/feet when you get low.
    Could be a flexibility issue or your shoes being too squishy. Might also have an easier time squatting with your toes pointed slightly more outwards.

    Knees look like they cave slightly coming out, but with heavy enough weights I suppose it's bound to happen.

    Lastly as already mentioned, your hip shoots up too quick, leading to bringing the weight up with your lower back.


    As far as depth goes, it's hard to judge without a side-view angle but it looks fine from the video.
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    Your heels were lifting with each rep.
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    You're going to want to get out of the habit of rolling your ankles around under the bar.




    Also as noted your heels are rising during the rep, which indicates you are probably balancing the weight too far forward on your foot. Make sure your weight is over your midfoot and not up towards the balls of your feet.
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    These are high bar squats. your ankle movement under load is problematic, which has more to do with either flexibility or stability. If you can, try getting squat shoes and see how it goes.
    They will provide stable base and raise your heel making it easier to sit in the hole without ankle moving all over the place. Rest, a side angle can tell better about depth and back , but both looked fine. overall your form is good and i would guess, a pair of squat shoes will eliminate small issues you have.

    Originally Posted by Zase View Post
    I'm the type of guy that rather have a good form over anything else, I was pretty satisfied with this set but was wondering if this depth/form is good according to your standards.

    What do you guys think ? Tell me the truth, good or bad ? Thanks.

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    First of all, thanks to you all for your comments.

    I am aware I have stability issues in my feet, the problem is that my feet bend towards the inside on their own, even when I am not squatting.
    I was running a lot a few years ago and had to wear custom orthotics insole, otherwise I would have pain after a while.


    What would be the best solution to fix this issue ? Squatting shoes ?

    As for the side angle that some people requested, here it is, and yes I see now that my hills are rising so much during the reps, which is a problem, I will try to work on that.


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    So, a quick correction on some of the posts, you are NOT good morning these, IMHO!! They look really good and controlled. Only thing I see that would be problematic is the feet and ankle issue you're already aware of that other have pointed out. I would highly recommend some Weightlifting shoes (others have called them squat shoes, but they're actually designed for the sport of Weightlifting (snatch and clean & jerk)).
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    Originally Posted by olyw8lifter View Post
    So, a quick correction on some of the posts, you are NOT good morning these, IMHO!! They look really good and controlled. Only thing I see that would be problematic is the feet and ankle issue you're already aware of that other have pointed out. I would highly recommend some Weightlifting shoes (others have called them squat shoes, but they're actually designed for the sport of Weightlifting (snatch and clean & jerk)).
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    as i said good squats. just the ankle thing and squat/weightlifting 😃 shoes will solve that. basically raised heel in the shoe will mean your heel will not need to come up at all.
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    Originally Posted by ofgrammatology View Post
    as i said good squats. just the ankle thing and squat/weightlifting shoes will solve that. basically raised heel in the shoe will mean your heel will not need to come up at all.
    Will look for some squat shoes, thanks.
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    Will look for some squat shoes, thanks.
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    Originally Posted by Farley1324 View Post
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    if my opinion means anything.... i love my Rogue Do Wins.... but with that being said its up to what you feel while squatting! i may be weird but i have my rogues for squats and change into my chucks for deads...
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    Originally Posted by dski79 View Post
    if my opinion means anything.... i love my Rogue Do Wins.... but with that being said its up to what you feel while squatting! i may be weird but i have my rogues for squats and change into my chucks for deads...
    Not weird at all. It makes sense with deadlifts to get as close to the ground as you can, I think, a lot of guys deadlift in chucks, or wrestling shoes, or 'deadlift slippers', or just socks. Today I deadlifted in socks...and I have wrestling shoes, adipower, do-win, and romaleos 2 all sitting down there...sometimes I deadlift in the wrestling shoes...rarely in the weightlifting shoes. But then I have a herniated L5-S1 and don't deadlift particularly heavy, relatively speaking, so nobody pay attention to what I do with deadlifts

    And different people have different preferences for squats for sure as well, some don't even want a raised heel.

    The lift I can't make up my mind on for raised heel weightlifting shoe vs flat minimal shoe, is strict Press
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    Originally Posted by Farley1324 View Post
    Not weird at all. It makes sense with deadlifts to get as close to the ground as you can, I think, a lot of guys deadlift in chucks, or wrestling shoes, or 'deadlift slippers', or just socks. Today I deadlifted in socks...and I have wrestling shoes, adipower, do-win, and romaleos 2 all sitting down there...sometimes I deadlift in the wrestling shoes...rarely in the weightlifting shoes. But then I have a herniated L5-S1 and don't deadlift particularly heavy, relatively speaking, so nobody pay attention to what I do with deadlifts

    And different people have different preferences for squats for sure as well, some don't even want a raised heel.

    The lift I can't make up my mind on for raised heel weightlifting shoe vs flat minimal shoe, is strict Press
    thats EXACTLY what i used to be torn on..... but after many trial and tribulations, i went with the flats and feel like i can connect with my feet a tad more before i press.....
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    thread hijack. what mobility exercises should I do to improve the squat?
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