Originally Posted by BendtheBar
Thanks Kit, and thanks for sharing that. It shines the light on the need for practice, and the importance of not using one form pointer at the expense of another.
I've seen a couple videos recently with the "hip shove" much more exaggerated than this, resulting in the bar moving forward quite a bit. This puts the lifter in a precarious position, placing a greater degree of stress on the lower back, and usually turns a squat into a pseudo-good morning
Here we can see Ripp doing it, but it's a natural part of the squat movement and not a precursor The barbell stays over the center of his feet:
But if you are not an experienced lifter then a slight forward movement from this angle can create problems. It will become very difficult to draw the line between "Squat" and "Squat with GM". As Rob pointed out that their trainers should be slapped very hard ...