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Old 06-08-2014, 06:58 AM   #551
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Thanks i moved the bar away from me on purpose but i guess that was wrong.



I will take the video from a different angle next time to get a better view. I think I rushed because i got to phyced up for the lift. I will try to stay on my heals more thank you.
The pull was pretty solid. With sumo you generally want to have the bar right on your shins at the start. Another thing I noticed was that your hips aren't as externally rotated as they could be. Point your toes out a little more and push your knees out to the side, then drive the bar off the floor leading with your head and upper back.

The squat, I couldn't really see. I'm sure I could pick something out for you but need a better angle. From the front is often good. Good intensity though.
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:27 PM   #552
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The pull was pretty solid. With sumo you generally want to have the bar right on your shins at the start. Another thing I noticed was that your hips aren't as externally rotated as they could be. Point your toes out a little more and push your knees out to the side, then drive the bar off the floor leading with your head and upper back.

The squat, I couldn't really see. I'm sure I could pick something out for you but need a better angle. From the front is often good. Good intensity though.
Thank you I will use this advice next time.
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LOL. She just finished watching the video and is telling me to ask forgivness on what I am saying. She is embarrassed for me right now, but those are just my mental cues in an attempt to get my form right. I usually use other words but my daughter was doing the taping of the video.
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:12 PM   #554
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LOL. She just finished watching the video and is telling me to ask forgivness on what I am saying. She is embarrassed for me right now, but those are just my mental cues in an attempt to get my form right. I usually use other words but my daughter was doing the taping of the video.
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Ask your daughter not to bob the camera up and down while you squat, lol. Everything looks pretty good. Good foot and knee angle and a good neutral but slightly arched back, and it looks like good depth too. The one thing you need to lock in is your hold. You're getting away with a loose upper back because the weight is submaximal and your hold is higher, but you won't keep getting away with it. Get your chest as big as possible, pull your shoulder blades together and drive your traps into the bar as you prepare to unrack the bar. Then as you descend try to point your elbows straight towards the ground. That will keep you from getting bent over and will also help you maintain tightness throughout the lift.
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been working on the whole elbow down thing. will work on the other stuff

Thankyou for your help. I am gonna have a DL vid coming soon. That one I feel like I am butchering so really need a critique on it.
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been working on the whole elbow down thing. will work on the other stuff

Thankyou for your help. I am gonna have a DL vid coming soon. That one I feel like I am butchering so really need a critique on it.
I have to remind myself about my elbows all the time. It's easy to forget. Look forward to seeing your pull.
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Can some people take a look at my awful conventional? I've been sumo for the last ~1.5 years or so. Making the transition back to conventional has me finding it difficult to get into a good position (I think). I don't even really know what good position is for conventional anymore.

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Can some people take a look at my awful conventional? I've been sumo for the last ~1.5 years or so. Making the transition back to conventional has me finding it difficult to get into a good position (I think). I don't even really know what good position is for conventional anymore.

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It looks good to me. I just make sure before every rep that I tighten my lower back. It's my way of making sure I don't start with a rounded lower back.

Overall I can't see any issues. Looks a lot like my pulling.
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It looks good to me. I just make sure before every rep that I tighten my lower back. It's my way of making sure I don't start with a rounded lower back.

Overall I can't see any issues. Looks a lot like my pulling.
It just seems so rounded overall to me, but I guess compared to sumo it is. Do you (or anyone else?) have any tips for flattening the back overall?

Any tips on locking that lower back in?
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You will get a lot of different opinions, but to me it looks like your lats are not locked in well, Also I would tell you to try to lead with the head more (thats more a personal preference though).
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