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    Default Beginner Squat & Deadlift Form Check

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    My name is Joel and I am 6'5", 215. I am 2 months into my training and I have some some pain in my glutes/low back when I bend over. It feels similar to sciatica pain but I only feel it when I bend at the hips.
    I am wondering if it is form related and would appreciate some feedback.

    Squat started at 95 and worked to 195 but backed off due to pain.
    Video is a set of 5 at 155.
    SQUAT 155 - YouTube

    Deadlift started at 95 and worked up to 215.
    Video is a set of 5 at 205.
    DEADLIFT 205 - YouTube

    Sorry for the portrait video, room is too small for landscape.

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    Hey Joel,

    Please read the sticky. You need to be wearing shoes when you squat.

    It sounds like you tweaked your back, a very common occurrence in the weight room

    The Squats look fine. You need to order weightlifting shoes and a belt.

    Your anthropometry puts you at a slight mechanical disadvantage with the deadlift but I think a few adjustments will help:

    1) Narrow your stance a bit and point your toes out a bit more. Shove your knees out a little more at the bottom. This should allow you to set your back a little better and get your shoulders above your hips. Also squeeze your chest up extra hard. Try to show your nipples to the wall in front of you
    Ryan Arnold
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    ryanarnold1178@gmail.com

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    Fuck. Missed it again.

    Read the sticky, boys. Socks only will not be posted.

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    Thanks for the input Ryan! Iíll get some shoes and a belt.

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    Is that a carpet? If it's something that's squishy and soft at all, replace with something hard and solid.

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