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    Default Form Check: Squat, Press, and Deadlift

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    Hi all,

    Thanks for everything you all do at SS.

    This is my first form check. My space is quite limited right now, but I am making do at my apartment. With that being said, I hope the camera positions will be adequate--I can post a position from the front for the squat if that would help.

    Squat (400lbs) set 3 (20201116 squat 400lbs set3 - YouTube)

    Press (157.5lbs) set 3 (20201116 press 157 5lbs set3 - YouTube)

    Deadlift (425lbs) (20201111 deadlift 425lbs - YouTube)

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    Hey Jesse
    I'll give you feedback on the squat.
    Narrow your stance about an inch or so.
    Stop whatever dancing around your doing on with your feet. You get up on your toes right before every rep and then start the squat more toward your heels as the set progresses. Your goal is to stay on midfoot through the entire rep, so you can't be rocking back on forth on your toes throughout.
    Don't "drop-in" the hole. Control the descent.
    More hips out of the bottom. You're trying to lift your chest up too soon.
    Work on that for now.

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    Hey Pete,

    Thank you very much for the feedback. I could tell right away that narrowing the stance a bit felt more powerful. I will keep working on (1) staying planted over midfoot, (2) controlling the descent, and (3) staying in the hips more. I will come back and post an update in the future as I work on those things--here are my last two sets from today. (the camera angle wasn't great on set three, so I included set two which is recorded from the front)

    Set 2: 20201120 squat 405 set2 - YouTube
    Set 3: 20201120 squat 405 set3 - YouTube

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    You're cutting these off right at parallel. Don't post high squats. I think you can get the feet a little bit closer, start breaking the knees and hips at the same time and get deeper.

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