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    Hello Coaches,

    Just completed a squat set of 5 for a PR at 400 lbs.

    400 x 5 - YouTube

    I am mainly concerned with the depth. The first rep felt high, the second rep felt low, the third rep felt right in the middle and the fourth and fifth reps I have no memory of except trying to get out of the of the hole.

    Any other advice is welcome.

    Thanks for your time!

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    Not a coach, but your first rep looks good to me. After that, your biggest problem is you are dive-bombing and getting loose. Control the descent and keep tight.

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    Thanks.

    I appreciate your help.

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    You have some knee slide forward in the bottom which is causing you to not be as tight as you could be and to be a bit deeper than ideal - particularly later in the set. Think of reaching back with your butt at about halfway down and locking your knees into place.
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    Thanks for this post. Looks identical to my squat at the bottom and I'm glad to see the feedback confirm my concerns.

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    Thank you for taking a look Hayden-William. I'll keep that in mind when I get under 405 this week.

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    I am not a coach but I used to squat like this and got patellar tendonitis. There is a lot of tension on your knees at the bottom. Think of your hamstrings as a spring, stretching them to the maximum at the bottom and using the stretch reflex to go up.

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    Exter, thanks for the warning. I do have bad knee pain on the stairs so I guess there is already some of that going on.
    I do see what Iím doing wrong though, so hopefully I can get it corrected. I was pretty damn sore after this particular workout and all the feedback is helping me understand why.

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