I took ten pounds off last workout's squat, which was a week ago, in order to get my knees out and drive my ass straight up out of the bottom, instead of back and then up. Is a greater weight reduction needed?
Third and final work set. 1st exercise of the workout.
Any guidance for squatting correctly will be greatly appreciated. It is the most important exercise, and I will perform it correctly.
1. Lower bar placement
2. toe angle seems like ~45 degrees, put it in a bit more, play with about 10-30 degrees and what's comfortable for you
3."Stack your neck" - think of it like you're making a double-chinned face. Makes the bar more tighter on the back in a low bar squat and a more "chest up"-y position
Dearayne, couldn't quite see the bar placement and foot angle in that last video but it does look like you have good form. Once you know how to squat, Keep pushing yourself, don't lower in weights unless you're forced into a deload (reset). Your mind already knows what to do.
I notice a rotation of the hips at the bottom where the bottom of the hips rotate forward, which in my analysis represents hamstring relaxation. How does one keep the hamstrings tight at the bottom position? I've tried consciously doing this, but this is the result so far:
I believe I need to shove my ass out more, as my legs are pretty long. Do you think this will work?