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Old 11-12-2012, 04:54 PM   #1
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Default Back squat and Front squat form.

Thanks for approving my account! These are the Squats and front squats I did today.

I was wondering if y'all could point out any form issues or possibly muscular weaknesses that I should address to bring my squat up further from where it is currently.

Thanks ahead of time to anyone that responds!

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Old 11-13-2012, 02:02 PM   #2
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Main thing true for both squats is that you need to work on leading with your chest rather than your hips. Watch your transition out of the bottom position - your hips bounce up but your shoulders get left behind for a moment. When you transition out of the bottom, drive your head, shoulders and chest up and think about keeping your hips under the bar. You won't be perfectly vertical, but sometimes imagining that as your goal can help. As far as muscle weaknesses go, this is often just a posterior chain dominance over the quads, so get in a good volume of lighter squats in which you can stand back up w the proper posture and strengthen in. You may also have luck with pause squats.
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Thanks man, I appreciate the advice! My gym should be getting a new bar in tomorrow, so hopefully I"ll be able to put up my O-lifts for some form advice as well.
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