Muscle and Brawn Forums
 

Go Back   Muscle and Brawn Forums > Training > Training Resources > Exercise Form
Mark Forums Read
Register Articles Members List Search Today's Posts

Notices

Exercise Form Videos, articles and resources to help you with your squat, deadlift, bench press form and more.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-07-2013, 08:35 AM   #181
markievicz
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 12,998, Level: 74 Points: 12,998, Level: 74 Points: 12,998, Level: 74
Activity: 3% Activity: 3% Activity: 3%
 
markievicz's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ireland
Posts: 4,151
Training Exp: 2.5yrs
Fav Exercise: OHP
Reputation: 237329
markievicz is a master membermarkievicz is a master membermarkievicz is a master membermarkievicz is a master membermarkievicz is a master membermarkievicz is a master membermarkievicz is a master membermarkievicz is a master membermarkievicz is a master membermarkievicz is a master membermarkievicz is a master member
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fazc View Post
Three things which immediately pop out:

1) On the way down you're leaning into your right hand side. This is why I requested a vid from the front, each of those reps you can visibly see veers off to the right and then as you come back up you correct that. You need to concentrate on descending centrally, or even slightly to the left and do that until it looks better. .
Yeah , I noticed this , but only after I viewed the videos back.
Looking back at some old videos I can see it in there too – only not as obvious, perhaps I have “developed” this into my squat form over the last year. Time to undevelop it now!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fazc View Post
2) From the side view, each of the final reps shows a clear inclination to come up on your toes. Now, I don't necessarily agree with Bev/Soldier's viewpoint that you should start with your butt back. I think that will limit your depth and is more of a geared thing. I think you should carry on breaking at the knee, but if you're going to do that you MUST concentrate on pushing up from the bottom with your heels.

What might help you here is a slight raised heel. This will allow your knee to track forward more freely and might help you to sit back more. Possibly. .
Interesting point here that you aren’t the only person to have said the point about breaking at the knee to me….
I only recently picked up a pair of adidas power perfect IIs . Will have to work on getting the weight onto the heals a lot more now.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fazc View Post
3) As MikeM said your knees can track forward and out. At the moment you're buckling somewhat and this could possibly be caused by knees not being pushed outwards. Push them out strongly and this should allow your hips to come inline with your torso and prevent you from tipping forward.

If you can't push your knees out, then take your stance IN a little. This will allow you more room to move your knees out as you need to on the descent.
Yeah the knees buckling is pretty bad, and I can see it clearer now.
Thanks again for your help here Fazc , I hope I can be as helpful to you in some way in the future..
__________________
Training Log

Twitter: @markievicz5
YouTube: Markievicz5
markievicz is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 02-19-2013, 08:18 AM   #182
Tomsen
Member
New Brawn
Points: 617, Level: 12 Points: 617, Level: 12 Points: 617, Level: 12
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Austria
Posts: 37
Training Exp: 1/2
Training Type: Fullbody
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: cheeeeese!
Reputation: 1610
Tomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good posts
Default

I think your form looks pretty good, probably your stance is a bit wide, but I don't know it that is ok, if you feel comfortable with it.
Tomsen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2013, 09:39 AM   #183
Tomsen
Member
New Brawn
Points: 617, Level: 12 Points: 617, Level: 12 Points: 617, Level: 12
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Austria
Posts: 37
Training Exp: 1/2
Training Type: Fullbody
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: cheeeeese!
Reputation: 1610
Tomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good posts
Default Bent Over Row, Squat and Bench

Hey guys!

Recorded some of my major compound lifts today and I wanted to know what you think.

The weight is at about 75% of my 1rm for each lift (75kg on Bent Over Row, 55kg on Squat and 47,5kg on Bench Press).
I know my Squat weight is pretty low, but that is because I just started training legs again two weeks ago after I recovered from a surgery.
And I also recognized, that I got to much leg drive on my Bent Over Row, I'm going to work on that.

Thank's in advance!

Bent Over Row:


Bench Press:


Squat Side View:


Squat Rear View:
Tomsen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2013, 10:48 AM   #184
BendtheBar
Bearded Beast of Duloc
Max Brawn
Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100 Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100 Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100
Activity: 49% Activity: 49% Activity: 49%
 
BendtheBar's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 79,799
Training Exp: 20+ years
Training Type: Powerbuilding
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: Butter
Reputation: 2583792
BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!
Default

Hi Tomsen,

Rows I am not a fan of that form of the more standing-type upright row. I've tried it, feel it puts too much pressure on the lower back, and doesn't target the upper back as much as bent over rows or Pendlay rows.

Bench press...you are loose, flat-backed and benching somewhat arms flared. I can see you moving a leg after unracking. A few set up improvements such as setting up with a tight back, keeping the body tight during the lift, and tucking your elbows a bit, would help with performance and shoulder health.

Squats...Right now you're doing more of a half squat which is very bad for the knees. Your knees are forward, making it also impossible to hit depth. Knees need to open a bit, and should generally track along the same angle as the toes. Toes should be natural, and not straight forward.

Don't get discouraged. You are making the same mistakes that most guys make at the start. We'll help you get these ironed out.

Here is a good place to start. We have a lot of videos and pointers on form. If you have questions on any specific lift, feel free to start a thread and we'll help all we can.

Exercise Form - Muscle and Brawn Forums
__________________
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Destroy That Which Destroys You

"Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado."



Last edited by BendtheBar; 02-19-2013 at 10:50 AM.
BendtheBar is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2013, 10:57 AM   #185
Tomsen
Member
New Brawn
Points: 617, Level: 12 Points: 617, Level: 12 Points: 617, Level: 12
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Austria
Posts: 37
Training Exp: 1/2
Training Type: Fullbody
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: cheeeeese!
Reputation: 1610
Tomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good posts
Default

Thank's Bearded One for your advice. I see the problems that you have outlined. I will check out the other form threads and apply your tips to my workout. I'll put up new videos, when I think I've improved my form!
Tomsen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2013, 12:51 PM   #186
BendtheBar
Bearded Beast of Duloc
Max Brawn
Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100 Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100 Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100
Activity: 49% Activity: 49% Activity: 49%
 
BendtheBar's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 79,799
Training Exp: 20+ years
Training Type: Powerbuilding
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: Butter
Reputation: 2583792
BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tomsen View Post
Thank's Bearded One for your advice. I see the problems that you have outlined. I will check out the other form threads and apply your tips to my workout. I'll put up new videos, when I think I've improved my form!
PM me if you have any questions that aren't answered on the forum.
__________________
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Destroy That Which Destroys You

"Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado."


BendtheBar is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2013, 09:53 PM   #187
bruteforce
The Gristle Eating Giant
Max Brawn
Points: 15,492, Level: 80 Points: 15,492, Level: 80 Points: 15,492, Level: 80
Activity: 14% Activity: 14% Activity: 14%
 
bruteforce's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: BeStrong IL
Posts: 6,002
Training Exp: 2
Training Type: Strongman
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: Rare Steak
Reputation: 480141
bruteforce is one with Crom!bruteforce is one with Crom!bruteforce is one with Crom!bruteforce is one with Crom!bruteforce is one with Crom!bruteforce is one with Crom!bruteforce is one with Crom!bruteforce is one with Crom!bruteforce is one with Crom!bruteforce is one with Crom!bruteforce is one with Crom!
Default

Video for JB, BtB, and other hella strong benchers to tell me how to fix my bench. let me know if there is a better angle to film from, and I'll work on getting something like that next time.

__________________
Anastas Dimitar Martin
bruteforce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 01:18 AM   #188
BendtheBar
Bearded Beast of Duloc
Max Brawn
Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100 Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100 Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100
Activity: 49% Activity: 49% Activity: 49%
 
BendtheBar's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 79,799
Training Exp: 20+ years
Training Type: Powerbuilding
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: Butter
Reputation: 2583792
BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!
Default

Overall I think it looks decent Brute. Probably better than my set up
__________________
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Destroy That Which Destroys You

"Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado."


BendtheBar is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 02:15 AM   #189
MikeM
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 12,864, Level: 74 Points: 12,864, Level: 74 Points: 12,864, Level: 74
Activity: 13% Activity: 13% Activity: 13%
 
MikeM's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 3,831
Training Exp: in 3rd year
Training Type: Powerlifting
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: Food
Reputation: 290547
MikeM is an elite memberMikeM is an elite memberMikeM is an elite memberMikeM is an elite memberMikeM is an elite memberMikeM is an elite memberMikeM is an elite memberMikeM is an elite memberMikeM is an elite memberMikeM is an elite memberMikeM is an elite member
Default

Form looks excellent overall in your upper body, but your lower body position maybe could be improved.

Some things I see that might help you is using a bench that doesn't have that break where you hips sink down into it. A solid full length bench is better because you want to keep your knees lower than your hips. Tough enough to do that normally, but your hips are even lower because your hips are in that space between the pads so your knees have to be that much lower too.

Now this is probably influenced by that bench too, but it would help if you were to space your feet wider apart and not so tight to the bench. You're a large mammal and your shoulder blades are already way off the bench due to your physical size. When your feet are in too, you get more of that wobble in the bar as you press because your body is wobbling on the bench a bit. basically, you're balanced on your traps, hips, and feet right under your hips. It's like a boat or a bicycle, when everything is down the center it's easier to tip. More of a tripod or tricycle shape and it's more stable.

So, feet spread farther apart would stop that wobble, but might make it harder to get them lower than hips esp. with that funky bench.
__________________
I am Anton Zdravko Martin!

Best meet lifts: Sq 150 Kg (330 lb), Bench 120 Kg (264), DL 160 (352) @89 Kg (197)
Best gym lifts: Sq 375, Bench 280 (pause), DL 385 @205 or less
Goals: 3/4/5
Goals beyond my wildest dreams, 600 Kg raw total, 200/160/240

Hack away at anything which isn't essential. Do what you love, and do it often. Fazc.

Everything competes for recovery so more assistance is not always the best idea. miked96
MikeM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2013, 03:58 PM   #190
Tomsen
Member
New Brawn
Points: 617, Level: 12 Points: 617, Level: 12 Points: 617, Level: 12
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Austria
Posts: 37
Training Exp: 1/2
Training Type: Fullbody
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: cheeeeese!
Reputation: 1610
Tomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good postsTomsen has made some good posts
Default Form Update

Hey Guys!

Today I had the chance to record my benching and squating again.

I changed my squat stance to slightly wider than shoulder width having my toes pointed out a bit. For my bench I tried to create an arch, bring my chest up and incorporate some leg drive by pressing my feet to the floor and squeezing my but chicks together.

I think I failed to get my benching correctly again, because I had some problems to build an arch.

Hope you can check and critique my form once again, would really appreciate it!

Best regards from Austria!

Squat:


Bench 1:


Bench 2:


Last edited by BendtheBar; 02-23-2013 at 04:22 PM.
Tomsen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
critique, form, thread


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best angle for form critique vids Carl1174 General Board 3 08-18-2011 11:46 AM
Critique my squat form sleepingdog Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 12 07-06-2011 08:44 PM
Form critique and workout advice: Help me fix my Back and Shoulders routine Abaddon Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 15 05-06-2011 11:26 AM
Critique my bench form Trapz Powerlifting & Strength Training 9 04-29-2011 04:52 AM
critique NTO Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 5 11-03-2010 11:40 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.