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    Hi

    I posted my squat video, and learned that my squat is high
    Squat and deadlift form checks

    Here is my recent squat (Fail the last rep, should try harder)
    20210411_Squat_2nd set of 5 - YouTube

    I think my depth is better, but I feel bouncing off my calf at the bottom, is it OK?
    Any critique is welcome. Thanks for your time

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    These are excellent high-bar squats done without any hip drive. If that's what you're trying to do, you don't need any corrections.

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    In my first post, the bar is right on my spine of scapula.
    Read the book again, watch Nick and Phil's video about finding the right position.

    In my recent video, I'm pretty sure the bar is below the spine of scapula.
    Any idea why I'm doing nice high bar squat with bar low?

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    I guess you don't know any better. We've certainly never tried to provide any information about how to use your hips when you squat. Our fault, for sure.

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    OK. I will study articles of hip drive on the website.
    But I still don't understand why there is no hip in my recent squat, I think of it and feel it when squatting.
    Anyway, thanks for your input.

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    You're letting your knees too far forward / hips not back. This is why the bar position is still resulting in a squat lacking hip drive.

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    Here's the video on bar position for the squat (you did look high-bar in your older video, but pretty good in your newer video):

    Where to Put the Bar for the Squat | Nick Delgadillo

    As noted, your back angle is too vertical, also knees too forward. Here's Coach Rippetoe fixing that in the "TUBOW" video:

    Using the TUBOW | Mark Rippetoe

    It also seemed like your back/torso was not rigid enough (maybe because you are loosening up in order to hit depth). Keep your whole trunk rigid, then you can drive your hips up out of the bottom and get the force transfer you need not to miss that last rep. Here's Coach Delgadillo covering back extension in the squat:

    Fixing Your Squat Set Up - Stop Overextending Your Low Back | Nick Delgadillo
    Last edited by J. Killmond; 04-16-2021 at 11:46 PM. Reason: typo

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    Thank you, JJ23, Killmond.
    I will keep trying

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    Might be obvious but I should have also noted that pushing your hips back will result in a flatter back angle in order to preserve the bar over midfoot.

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