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    The bar is not quite low enough on your back. Get it into the right place and start doing these stretches before you Squat and things should loosen up:

    Low Bar Position Stretch | On the Platform - YouTube

    Stance is a bit too wide. Look down

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    Looks like he needs to get more lumbar extention then brace the abs, before the decent as well.

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    Put your back into extension before you initiate the rep-- you're doing it immediately after you start your descent.

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    How high is the bar position in the rack? Should be around mid-sternum.

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    Too much extension in the wrists and you're looking forward rather than down at a static point on the ground- but Ryan's comment about bar position on the back is the most important one for you, as most of your other issues stem from this. Guess that's why he's the SSC!

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    Hi Baroo, youíre jacking your elbows way up high at the top, because you lack the supporting shelf that would otherwise carry the bar.

    A good shelf will include: chest up hard, upper back tight, shoulders retracted and chin tucked in (like youíre holding a tennis ball between your chin and sternum). Do this and youíll be able to bring your elbows down to a normal position. I used to make this same error. Letís see how it cleans up once you unrack the bar with a better shelf.

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