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Peter Andersen 06-06-2009 04:58 AM

Squat and Deadlift Form Checks
Hi everyone,

I'd appreciate it if I could get some comments on my latest squat and deadlift efforts.

090606 - LBBS (3 x 5 x 91.5kg)

As mentioned in my latest training log update (see signature), my hips felt like they are rising faster than the bar on many of the reps and my back angle is becoming too horizontal. Although I'm not sure if it looks like that in the video.

090606 - DL (1 x 3 x 102.5kg)

This was meant to be a set of five, but it felt as though I was pulling with a rounded back and so I cut it short at a triple. But on reviewing the video, it actually looks like I'm maintaining lumbar extension (at least, to me). I notice in the video that I'm having to rock my hips back / move my weight back onto my heels before the bar comes off the ground. I'll try to factor that into my setup next time I pull.

What have I missed?

Thanks in advance :)

Chris H Laing 06-06-2009 06:05 AM

Squats looked pretty textbook to me, but the deadlift vid is private?

Peter Andersen 06-06-2009 06:13 AM

No idea how that happened. It's fixed now.

Chris H Laing 06-07-2009 01:37 PM

On the deadlifts, your hips are starting way too high. They're almost above your head.

Kevin Perry 06-07-2009 03:30 PM

Yea way high on the deadlifts, drop the hips more.

Peter Andersen 06-07-2009 04:32 PM

Cheers guys.

I have been trying to follow Rip's "stance, grip, shins, chest, pull" cues, where in the videos he puts a relatively big emphasis on not dropping your hips after you take your grip and that spinal extension comes from squeezing the chest up.

So is the position that I rock back into just before the bar actually comes off the floor what I should be aiming for? Or are my hips still way too high even there?

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