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    Post Squat, deadlift and bench presss form check

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    Hello everybody,

    I want to get my form checked. I feel 'comfortable' in the bench press and deadlift, but not in the squat.
    I often get pain in the bottom part of my lower back after squatting, a pain which is difficult to describe. It doesn't prohibit me to
    finish my training with deadlifts, but it does make me feel anxious about my lower back in the long run. Please tell me if I'm doing
    anything wrong and if so, how I should fix it.

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    Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    Thanks for your reply. I've read through the thread but can't find the specific issue. Could you explain what is wrong? I'll try and fix it.

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    Compare your squat depth to the illustration in the book.

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    I went to the gym and tried going lower. I hope this meets the requirements.
    I've added another video of the press as well.

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    Squat form after feedback 28-07-2021 - YouTube

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    Again, I really appreciate your feedback. Thanks!

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    Hey Stefan,

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    Much better on nailing down depth in this vid.
    Your weight/knees are sliding forwards at the base of the rep.

    As you squat down, reach you hips back more and guide the bar down all the way keeping pressure on the middle of your foot.

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    PR.
    Take a close review at the Press tuitional video:

    Widen your stance out.
    With the hip rebound, don't think of it as a lean backwards, but a fast/explosive rebound off of tension in your legs and abs upfront.
    Watch the video linked and you'll see it clearly.

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    Thanks for you feedback! I've took a 10% reset and focused more on technique.


    I still noticed my knees sliding forwards, but less than before.


    I noticed that I press the bar behind my head instead of over the shoulder joint. Maybe something to focus on next time?

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    Hey Stefan,

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    Check out Pete’s sticky notes for filming squat and press as it’s hard to get a good view on these videos.

    From this video: You’re still above parallel or at best some reps level with it. You have to get deeper.
    Review the blue book SSBBT 3 to get a clear picture in your mind of what depth looks like.

    Next session film in your warmups for yourself and NAIL depth and don’t tolerate anything that is higher. Make your working weight whatever it needs to be for that session to hit depth solidly on all reps.

    Descent - Knees out firmly and sit back into it.


    PR
    Agreed, lockout over mid foot, arms in line w the back of your neck.

    Work the bounce/hip rebound with the empty bar as a drill to perform.
    Aim to get very tight arms pinned to your sides, abs tight and then drive the hips.

    Keep working this until you start to feel the bar naturally dip like it wants to pop UP as your hips return.

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