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    Please rate my squat form!

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    Video here. And by 'rate' I mean laugh at and then hopefully give me something constructive to take away.

    I love you squat, why are you so hard!
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    It says private, I think you need to allow it to be linked.
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    I'm a wally, it should work now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goosejuggler View Post
    Video here. And by 'rate' I mean laugh at and then hopefully give me something constructive to take away.

    I love you squat, why are you so hard!
    I do many many squats each week, the only thing I can tell by looking at the side is you need to keep your chest up. The more you did, the more you folded in half. My gym guy always reminds us...proud chest. This will help your back too.
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    Looks like you've got the right idea, but like Jenn said, try to keep your chest more upright. Also try not to let your lower back round so much at the bottom. It looks like your flexibility might be part of the issue. Stick with the light weight until you get the form down better.

    Here's an article I did on squats that you might find helpful.
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    exactly what Al said. keep your chest up and don't round the lower back at all. other than that, it looks good.

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    Ok, don't know what a "Wally" is, but I guess I must be one.

    Went to the site and all I see is pictures of food and rats? What am I doing wrong?
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    Go to startingstrength.com and watch other people's videos and read the suggestions, especially from Mark Rippetoe. He invented the squat.
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    I agree with the form critique that Al stated, yet I disagree slightly on correction. I've found that adding weight to the bar helps you focus your center of gravity over the heels. During a free squat, you're subject to your body's natural levers which for many of us cause the center of gravity to be placed closer to midfoot-forefoot range. Post a video of you squatting at around 70% of your 1RM if you know it and repost.

    Also consider what your goals are. Rip has a great program for general physical preparedness, yet I find it falls a bit short if we're focused on improving athleticism. As an athlete, I focus on the high-bar backsquat which is more applicable to athletics in my opinion. Reevaluate your goals and decide if you're looking to improve athleticism, simply get strong, or both.
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    I forgot to mention that mobility does look like an issue. You've got to get that posterior below parallel. Check out K-star at mobilitywod.
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