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    Default Squat and Deadlift form check

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    Squat & Deadlift Form Check

    Trying to see if I have properly incorporated the coaching advice provided in June. Any cues or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you all for doing what you do, can't wait until there's a Starting Strength gym near Nashville!


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    Hey Beau

    Squat: Stand tall at the top with your weight on midfoot, rather than your heels. You need to shove the knees out harder and keep them out as you come out of the hole. That's why they want to shoot back and your back angle goes more horizontal. Don't try and lift your chest on the ascent. Trust in the hips and and lead out of the bottom with them.

    Deadlift:
    Could be the angle, but I'd like to see you set the back a little harder. As you get deeper in the set, you start to rock back on your heels to break the bar off the ground and get it going. See how your knees come back forward on the last rep? You're pulling with the bar behind midfoot. This usually causes a stall/miss midway through the pull. Get on midfoot at the setup and think about driving the middle of the foot into the ground to break the bar off the floor.

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    Pete, thank you very much for taking time to review and respond. One quick follow up for “knees out” in the squat. Should I be trying to push the knees out laterally (like sending the outside of each thigh toward the side walls) or should the femur rotate to accomplish knees out (like pointing the top of each thigh toward the side walls)?

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    You can think about shoving them out to the sides and that should do the trick. The femurs will slightly rotate anyway.

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