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    Hey guys, I need some help with my squat form, can you take a look and give em advice? Thanks in advance

    youtube.com/watch?v=vjsRSd1Zmx0

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    You're incredibly close to parallel, but just short of it. It looks like your back really starts to lose tightness in those last 2 or 3 reps, and you definitely begin to round your lower back a little. I can't see what you're doing with your head/neck, but be sure and keep it a neutral position relative to rest of your spine.

    Here are a few cues that really help me maintain proper form above the hips during the movement:
    • neck neutral
    • shoulder blades pulled back and tight
    • elbows pulled back and in
    • low back arched and tight
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    work that upper back. do lots and lots of facepulls 2-3 times a week.

    you can also try some goodmornings and front squats.

    those should help prevent you from leaning too far forward.
    you can call me "ozzie" for short.
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    In my opinion... and please view these as 100% positive.

    - Less thinking about it. It took you 30 seconds to get set-up. The bar isn't moving. Get under there, walk out, squat. boom!
    - Sit back a tad more, drive off your heels and drive toward the outside of your foot. On a rep or two you can see your heels come up. No good.
    - More glute work. Do you do glute bridges? Have access to kettlebells? You need to get your posterior chain firing and line, and you'll be set.

    Good work bro...
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    Do you ever do any box squats? That might help you sitting back and gettin used to pushing up through your heels. I agree with borobulker in that one of the first things I noticed was the heels. Sit back, sit deep, and trust your glutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stovetop535 View Post
    Do you ever do any box squats? That might help you sitting back and gettin used to pushing up through your heels. I agree with borobulker in that one of the first things I noticed was the heels. Sit back, sit deep, and trust your glutes.
    Yes... Box squats have single-handedly changed my squat game.... as long as you make sure to hit full range every few weeks.

    Stick with it brother.
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    I think your close to parallel also. You just need to push yourself to really go that extra degree. That's where the winners are made
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    Thanks for the advice guys, taking i took it all into consideration, heres what i came up with

    youtube.com/watch?v=yZWYQLzanYI
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawteen View Post
    Thanks for the advice guys, taking i took it all into consideration, heres what i came up with

    youtube.com/watch?v=yZWYQLzanYI
    That is extremely low, wow... Not how I squat, but if it's working for you, props. Just protect those knees buddy.
  

  
 

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