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Old 05-20-2010, 10:58 AM   #1
bradley higson
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Default High bar squat advice - much appreciated please

Hey guys, I have read countless high bar squat threads on here to try get a good idea how to squat high bar properly. my knees drag out over toes and im trying to sit straight down and my back is kept straight.
To me it feels like im doing it right but im hoping maybe someone with a more experienced eye than me can give me a few pointers.

Cheers brad

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Old 05-20-2010, 03:02 PM   #2
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It looks alright to me.
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:16 PM   #3
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Hard to really tell from that angle, angle from the front would be good but I think you could stand to tighten your body more and sit further back when you squat down. I could not good a good look at where your knees were going. Looked like you were looking up on the ascent and leaning to far forward, keep your eyes focused on something straight ahead of you and keep your chest up throughout the movement to keep from leaning over too much.

Thats all I really noticed though. Hope that helps.
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:36 PM   #4
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Bradley take a look at this blog post by Boris:


His Squat RX video series is great.
"And for crying out loud. Don't go into the pain cave. I can't stress this enough. Your Totem Animal won't be in there to help you. You'll be on your own. The Pain Cave is for cowards.
Pain is your companion, don't go hide from it."
-Kelly Starrett
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Old 05-20-2010, 06:17 PM   #5
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Relax, your good to go. only thing you need to focus on improving is getting more weight on the bar.
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Old 05-20-2010, 06:29 PM   #6
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thanks for the replies, will take advice into mind.

Cheers brad
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Old 05-21-2010, 06:29 PM   #7
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You slide forward at the bottom coming out of the hole. They might need to be that far out to get out of the hole, but get them there during the descent.
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