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    Default Squat 165x5 and DL 180x5 Check Please

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    38/5í9Ē/185lb. Iíve gained 20lb since last June and taken my SQ from 105 to mid/upper 100s. DL has stayed in the upper 100s with some brief time in the low 200s. Yes I know, this is horrendous for training this long, but Iím naturally incredibly weak with SQ and DL and have debilitating low back spasms. I cannot consistently get out of the 100s no matter how much I eat/train/do everything Iím supposed to do. (Bench and Press are fine. Mid 200s and high 100s, respectively.)

    Wondering if I canít get some form feedback:

    SQ: 3rd work set, 165x5 on 4/28
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    DL: workset, 180x5 on 4/30
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    Please check out the sticky at the top of the forum for filming angles so we can get you sorted out.

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    My fault; got ahead of myself. Next time I have a cameraman Iíll get the right angles.

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    If you're able to just lean it against something at the right angles, that's fine. Just need to see more so we can give you something useful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Troupos View Post
    If you're able to just lean it against something at the right angles, that's fine. Just need to see more so we can give you something useful.
    Pete, hereís tonightís workout. Hope the angles work. Felt the squat more in my glutes and hamstrings than I usually doóI think thatís a good thing? Also, low back is a bit sore and left IT band has some pain. One of my issues is the corkscrewing. I have no idea why Iím doing that. The other is I canít seem to hit depth without some posterior pelvic tilt. Thanks in advance.

    5/5 3rd workset @ 170
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    5/5 185x5
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    Squat: Lean over sooner and more and use a little more Hip Drive out of the bottom.

    Deadlift: Set the back a little better. Lift the chest and really pull the back straight before each rep.

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    Let's narrow the stance just a little. You're on the edge of being wide and I think it would benefit you to get it in about half an inch on either side so you can keep the knees out.
    Give us a bit more angle on the video next time.
    Like Sawyer said, get leaned over sooner and send your ass back away from your feet.

    For the deadlift, rock back off your toes and on to mid-foot before you get set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Troupos View Post
    Let's narrow the stance just a little. You're on the edge of being wide and I think it would benefit you to get it in about half an inch on either side so you can keep the knees out.
    Give us a bit more angle on the video next time.
    Like Sawyer said, get leaned over sooner and send your ass back away from your feet.

    For the deadlift, rock back off your toes and on to mid-foot before you get set.
    Much appreciated gentlemen. Will do. Squatting again tomorrow; I'll repost.

    That angle was a high as well. I think I may have been an inch or two too deep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Troupos View Post
    Let's narrow the stance just a little. You're on the edge of being wide and I think it would benefit you to get it in about half an inch on either side so you can keep the knees out.
    Give us a bit more angle on the video next time.
    Like Sawyer said, get leaned over sooner and send your ass back away from your feet.

    For the deadlift, rock back off your toes and on to mid-foot before you get set.
    I tried making the changes you suggested. I donít know how much more I can lean over without tipping over or flexing my T-spine. Something still feels off with the squat. I canít seem to anchor my knees half way down. They keep flexing the whole descent in order for me to hit depth. Must be why I donít have as much hamstring tension as I should.

    I honestly donít know how you all squat hundreds of pounds. 175 was really hard with 5 minute restsólike 50/50 that I was going to be able to stand back up. I donít know now much more I can increase - maybe 5-10 pounds tops.

    5/12 DL 195x5
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    5/12 SQ 175x5 3rd set
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    Thanks in advance.

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    Every rep of both of these sets show the same bar speed. Limit reps slow down, cause they're heavy. These are not heavy.

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