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Old 07-31-2011, 11:59 AM   #21
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Looking at these compared to earlier in the year is night and day. Last two are from the front in case that shows off anything different than the side. Critique away!

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Old 07-31-2011, 03:10 PM   #23
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Solid. Just make sure you're ramming your hips forward while moving your head back when approaching lockout.
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:12 PM   #24
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Good work. Some might say deadlift with feet close but I prefer a bit wider stance like that as well.
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:49 PM   #25
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Thanks for the critique Steve. Appreciate it a lot. I'll focus on the hips at lockout for a few weeks and then get another shot. Squats and bench should be up later on this week, looking forward to identifying ways I can improve there as well.
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Squats, front squat, and RDL, or maybe its an SLDL. Guess I'll find out soon.

205 - side shot

225 Back Shot - in addition to depth and foot placement, how does the bar placement look?

Front Squat - If only my back squat looked like this... Any tips on how to keep the back more upright?

RDL - 295

Sorry to bombard you all with all of these, but I don't have many knowledgeable people locally to work with.
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Squats look pretty good. Your knees might be tracking inside your foot angle. Hard to tell. If they are, it is probably contributing to a bit of the lean forward you're experiencing.
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Old 08-01-2011, 06:14 PM   #28
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The only thing of concern on this for me is the angle of your knee. It's hard to tell if it's inline with your foot angle. Just watch for that. Sometimes on wide stance squats the knees stay in.

Have you ever tried a slightly more narrow stance? It might help with the tendency to good morning the lift. You are straining to hit depth at the bottom and start to lean forward in an attempt to get there.
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Front Squat - If only my back squat looked like this... Any tips on how to keep the back more upright?

Looks good to me hombre.
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RDL - 295


Try to be a little slower on the descent. The bar should track along (near) the legs the entire way.

Is your lower back tight the entire way down? Hard to tell. If it is, you're incredibly flexible.

Keep the bar track close to the legs, and stick that butt back if needed to keep it there. Descend a hair more slowly so you can ride the RDL just until you start to lose the tightness in your back. Stop the lift there.
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