Article: Is There Such A Thing As Proper Form?

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    I'm glad to finally see somebody with some credibility say this. Before I busted my leg, I was 170lbs and squatting 400lbs but people told me I was doing it wrong because my back looked funny. The way I held my back relieved a lot of the uncomfortable pressure in my spine and kept the weight loaded on my hip and leg muscles but everybody said it was wrong cuz I didn't look like the guy on the poster by the squat racks.
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    So you busted your leg doing squats? Had to ask.
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    Originally Posted by jbryand101b View Post
    So you busted your leg doing squats? Had to ask.
    Lol no. I shoulda clarified that. I shattered my femur during a training exercise in the army back in '06. Before the accident my squat was 400 but since then I havent been able to squat that much because of knee pain from the surgery. I'm still gettin stronger tho so I should be past it before too long.
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    The article is so right!! Is all about angles , foot positions, arching not arching and all that good stuff. But i must say you must know your body and have already made the mind to muscle connection to add that to your training , cause if you don't you will not be able to feel where you need to make the adjustments and how!!!
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    This is a great read. I am glad to see that someone is recognizing individual biomechanics. I too have been critiqued for my stance and foot placement when squatting, but it's just how my body reacts to 200+ sitting on my shoulders.
    However, that being said, as lifters we need to be aware of the basic form requirements of whatever exercise we are doing to prevent injury.
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    Good read
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