Long time since I posted, can you please check my squats technique ?
Last edited by Antz; 09-10-2012 at 02:04 PM.
You're moving your ass back as you initiate the ascent, and this is changing your body segment angles (esp. notice how your back leans forward right as your ass drives back). Focus on driving up.
I don't know if he's moving his ass back so much as he's letting his chest drop a little too much on the ascent. I feel that thinking of "keep your chest up" will solve the problem. Note that "keep your chest up" does NOT mean "raise your chest". It means keep your back angle constant.
This is tough to say a lot about because of the angle from which it is shot (on the ground, looking up). A little change in back angle is nothing to worry about. It didn't look like there was a lot wrong with those squats, but, once again, the angle makes analysis tricky.
Thanks guys, cues to keep while squatting next time, drive up and not backwards, have a more vertical chest but without raising it, raise should come from hips. Alright
will report back on friday.
I'd focus on one cue at a time. Also, I didn't mean "have a more vertical chest". Right now your chest is dropping in my opinion a little too much (but maybe it's alright). You don't want to be more upright than you already are. You should do what you're doing now without letting your chest drop.
Tried breaking a pr and failed but plz check form for the hardest set, I tried focusing on the cue of rising up and not backwards, hope this camera angle is better.
Removed 10 kgs and got 7 reps, please check below as well:
Edit: I know, the safety rack is set pretty low, I can't change that and it's the only gym near my house, Any idea for a workaround to put a failed set safely ? thanks
The set of 7 looked good.
Now, let's look at the failed set. The first rep was very good. The second rep was good. On the third rep you can see your knees starting to wobble forward a little bit halfway up, but that's probably because it's a hard rep. On the fourth (failed) rep, you get stuck and your knees come forward. When the weight gets heavy and you get fatigued you must continue to drive your hips. Make all of your reps look like the first two (or any of the ones in the set of 7) and you'll be fine.
Thanks a lot man, this means so much to me since I have been trying to perfect it for so long. I do understand what you mean by drive your hip when I get fatigued I previously did it once but missed it this time.
What do you think about the failed rep, is it dangerous if I lower the bar in this style on heavier weights? because I can't get the safety bars in a higher position and I cant go lower or else Id have to sit on the floor with the barbell on my back.
Thanks very much,