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Old 06-16-2013, 10:40 AM   #311
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hey was hoping to get some advice on my squat form got a couple videos with different angles here.





i think its pretty obvious i keep falling forward any advice on how i can stop this?



this last videos a little lighter so i think i have better form but let me know what i can work on.
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hey was hoping to get some advice on my squat form got a couple videos with different angles here.





i think its pretty obvious i keep falling forward any advice on how i can stop this?



this last videos a little lighter so i think i have better form but let me know what i can work on.
thanks guys!
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It looks to me as if you are looking in the mirror while squatting. If you are, stop. Before and at your sticking point, your hips are driving up while the barbell is not moving at all. My guess is if you were to put a heavy weight on your back and fail to squat it, that you would fall forward. This means you likely have a weakness in your mid/upper back. You can strengthen it by deadlifting heavy or doing heavy barbell rows. There are other ways too, but I think those would be the simplest.

Looking up instead of looking in the mirror will also help you drive your back into the barbell.

You are also getting forward in your heavy squats because you are breaking at the hips and knees simultaneously. This is placing your knees way far forward over your toes and placing more of the load on your knees as opposed to your posterior chain. You would be able to squat heavier almost instantly if instead, you break at the hips first like you are doing a romanian deadlift. Then, sit back like you are going to sit on a chair. While sitting back, spread your knees with your hip abductors and drop down in between them. Not sure if that makes any sense, but practice it and you will know what I mean.
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heres one of my deadlifts videos, is my back rounding too much or is that good enough..btw sorry about my friend talking in the background lol
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Try to have your shoulder behind the bar...not in front of the bar...when pull, try push the floor down...

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Personally, I think your back is fine. Form breaks down when most people go real heavy, that's just what happens.

Your hips are shooting up before the bar breaks the floor though. This is where your main problem lies. This is causing your shoulders to get too far in front of the bar. Try pulling the slack out of the bar before you break the floor, and drive through your heels. In this video, it looks like the weight is mostly on the balls of your feet after the bar leaves the floor. This is moving your center of gravity forward and causing you to lose leverage. That is my opinion, anyway. Also, your back strength may be holding you back a bit. Keep pulling heavy, you will get stronger.

Here is an example video of the person I try and model my conventional deadlift after. You can see he is pretty rounded over especially when he hits 770x2. But, he drops his hips low and pulls the slack out of the bar before he breaks the floor and is able to stay behind the bar and not get too far forward.
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