Shuas Squat Form Check @185lbs

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    Red face Shuas Squat Form Check @185lbs

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    Two Part video, from two different angles on two different sets. Sorry about the music.

    Things I see:
    1) My wrists are in extension, Im trying like hell to straighten them.
    2) The bar moves forward a bit off the bottom. Im concentrating on lifting with my hips and consequently my back angles down more and the bar moves forward? I dont recall if I felt like the weight was in the middle of my feet or not.
    3) Knees not wide enough?
    4) Are those my legs, or am I sitting on a chicken?

    -Shua

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    get new shoes! Point your face down at a point 4-5 feet in front of you. Shove your knees out and bend over. Get your nipples pointed at the floor. You're much too vertical on the way down. Bend over and use your ass.

    For the wrists, the problem starts in the thoracic flexion. You're hunched over, and you are attempting to make a flat spot for the barbell by cranking up your elbows. Rip says in the book that you should unrack with chest up and elbows up, at the same time. If you only do 'elbows up', it doesn't work. If you do it right, you won't need to bend your wrists and push up on the barbell. If you aren't flexible enough to get in the right position, do the Paul Horn position stretch.

    Low Bar Position Stretch | Paul Horn

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    Karl,

    Thank you so much, what great feedback! I really appreciate your time.

    I will post a new video next weekend.

    -Shua

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