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    Squat form critique



    Hey guys, I know it's a risk putting a video of myself here, but there just aren't any powerlifters in the gym I go to.
    This is after the Smolov Base mesocycle, I am currently in switching phase.
    I hit a 385x1 for the new max last week. This is 365x2.



    What do I need to work on?

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    not bad a bad looking squat at all from where I'm sitting. good and deep and looks like you're pushing out on your knees. good work bud.

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    Any chance of a side angle? Hard to see how your knees are tracking from behind.

    What I saw - and wait for some competing PLs like Big Worm, Steelers, SFG or PoB to chime in before you take my word for it - was a bit of "butt wink" when you went into the hole (meaning you could arch more). Your depth looks to be A2G - which is admirable (again a bit hard to tell from the reverse angle). Some of the Bros will post vidz while wearing a mask so as to avoid showing their faces, you might be a bit more comfortable posting form vidz if you did so.

    Regardless, you looked strong! Good on ya' for bustin' ass in the squat rack!

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    Get yourself a gimp mask and get a side view. Looked past parallel, we need a side vid at best to really see and critique.
    "There are only two days in the year nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow"

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    Looked good to me. Deep and smooth.

    I always hear guys talking about pushing your knees out but never felt natural to me. Then I saw this video from Bryce Lewis. He's much smarter than me. Lol


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    Watch the entire video if u can. Especially the part about knee travel.

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    side video would tell more about whether or not you're on your heels and keeping your ass under the bar or not but regardless of what these other bums say, i've seen way worse squats than that lol.

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    Thanks guys.
    I'll try to wear a hoodie or something and get a side video next week. Probably slightly lighter next time because the week after is the start of the intense mesocycle for smolov..

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    It's hard to tell from the angle but it didn't look like you arched the bar out of the rack.
    Last edited by Tren4Life; 03-07-2014 at 07:58 PM.
    traps are the new abs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeti View Post
    Thanks guys.
    I'll try to wear a hoodie or something and get a side video next week. Probably slightly lighter next time because the week after is the start of the intense mesocycle for smolov..
    a hoodie isn't required. we know you aren't as pretty as us anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelers4Life View Post
    It's hard to tell from the angle but it didn't look like you arched the bar out of the rack.
    What does it mean to arch the bar out of the rack? Do I good morning it? Or less legs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavydeads83 View Post
    a hoodie isn't required. we know you aren't as pretty as us anyway.
    LOLL it's because y'all will go blind from the fug haha

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