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    1. crormaSoila18

      crormaSoila18 Well-Known Member

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      How's my squat form?

      Squeeze your shoulder blades together and keep your upper back and arms tight. Work on sitting back into the squat and going deeper. Search box squatting to help with that if you need
       
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      How's my squat form?

      I usually do that, don't know why I didn't do it this time. I'm having problems with the descend part...
       
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      How's my squat form?

      It all works together. I'm personally a fan of box squats because it teaches you how to sit back properly (descend)
       
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      How's my squat form?

      I still have problems going back with the box squat.
       
    6. tymherwyf6z

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      How's my squat form?

      For future reference:

      forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=142333271

      The weight in the video is too light to really do anything with.

      But to critique what is there:
      You don't hit parallel.
      Your lower back rounds at the bottom.
      Then without getting your hips lower you dip your upper back lower (i'm guessing giving yourself the perception of having a lower squat).

      Rewatching the video, your low back rounds horribly on the first rep and a half.

      You probably lack proper glute activation. You need to work on actively contracting your glutes during the lift. You might need to do some glute focused exercises like donkey kick backs or glute thrusts to get the feel for your glutes.
       
    7. suighja

      suighja Well-Known Member

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      How's my squat form?

      hard to tell form when using 10lbs. up the weight so you can get a better picture of your form. also you wont be able to basement squat like that for long. I weigh 160lbs and squat 275.
       
    8. fa2nzg

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      How's my squat form?

      Thanks. I could never get squats right. I have lordosis, so that could be the glute problem? Should I stay away from squats for now or continue them?
       
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      How's my squat form?

      I have a squat rack. Just took it apart so I could move it.
       
    10. casse

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      How's my squat form?

      What was the point in including that irrelevant piece of information?
      It could be leading to your issue.

      I wouldn't squat real heavy regularly at least. Squatting in generally will probably help your issue, but you will need to actively work to solve your issues (assistance exercises to increase glute activation, mobility exercises to increase flexibility, etc etc).

      Here's a great thread for mobility stuff:
      http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showth...hp?t=123273471

      Read the whole thread. Lots of information beyond the initial post.

      The more often you stretch, the faster you'll make progress.
       
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