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    Default Squat Form Check

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    Before I start lifting heavy I want to make sure my form is spot on.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4LLWr_UOKw
    Last edited by don_101; 03-09-2010 at 12:20 AM. Reason: wrong youtube link

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    Your squats look good. You have good depth and your knees are not doing anything funny. Minor form comments would be:
    • Lack of hip drive. You are rather upright and your lumbar spine extends as you lift your chest out of the bottom. Drive with the hips and keep the back tight.
    • Knees and hips appear to be unlocked at all times. Overextension is not needed, but full extension at the top is good.
    • Your stance appears wide. There's nothing particularly wrong with that, but something closer to shoulder width is often recommended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomC View Post
    • Lack of hip drive. You are rather upright and your lumbar spine extends as you lift your chest out of the bottom. Drive with the hips and keep the back tight.
    Looking down might fix this without him even having to think much about it.

    Tom's right, all else appears to be in order.

    -S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nisora33 View Post
    [/LIST]Looking down might fix this without him even having to think much about it.

    Tom's right, all else appears to be in order.

    -S.
    But powerlifters never look down. Is looking down really that important?

    How do I get rid of the butt wink?

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