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    Cool Deadlift + Squat form check

    Hey guys I would really appreciate it if you could give me some feedback on my squat and deadlift form.

    Squat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58s-F...ature=youtu.be

    Deadlift: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3l9YI...ature=youtu.be

    If I recall correctly I am doing 245 lbs on both lifts for these videos, went for 8 reps on the squat and 10 reps on the deadlift. I usually do 4x8 on the squat with this weight (pushing for 4x10) and 2x15 on the deadlift. Any feedback is appreciated.

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    Looking pretty good on both lifts IMO. Although just a couple quick points;

    Squat - During a couple of your squats it looked like you were leaning forward a little too much and could hurt your lower back. Don't just focus on straighening your legs, you need to keep the weight properly centred over your feet.

    Deadlift - This looked really good to me, but you seemed to stop the motion too soon, especially at the end. Stand straigh up at the end to really squeeze the muscles in your back. I like to pull my shoulders back (stick out my chest) at the end of my deadlifts because I find it really forces me to get everything I can out of that rep.

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    Squat is not bad; a little heavy though. I can't see your breathing, you want a deep inhale hold lower spring up while breathing out.

    Deadlifts; pretty good from what I see. I would sit back a little so that your arms are verticle to the floor. Second, you start with your head looking forward and then the last few reps you lower it. Keep your head neutral and looking in the downward direction, the last few head positions is what I'm talking about. It's also more comfortable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmithMachine View Post
    Looking pretty good on both lifts IMO. Although just a couple quick points;

    Squat - During a couple of your squats it looked like you were leaning forward a little too much and could hurt your lower back. Don't just focus on straighening your legs, you need to keep the weight properly centred over your feet.

    Deadlift - This looked really good to me, but you seemed to stop the motion too soon, especially at the end. Stand straigh up at the end to really squeeze the muscles in your back. I like to pull my shoulders back (stick out my chest) at the end of my deadlifts because I find it really forces me to get everything I can out of that rep.

    Just my 2 cents...
    Got you, thanks. Great tip on the dead lifts I'll definitely try that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesWarren View Post
    Squat is not bad; a little heavy though. I can't see your breathing, you want a deep inhale hold lower spring up while breathing out.

    Deadlifts; pretty good from what I see. I would sit back a little so that your arms are verticle to the floor. Second, you start with your head looking forward and then the last few reps you lower it. Keep your head neutral and looking in the downward direction, the last few head positions is what I'm talking about. It's also more comfortable.
    Thanks man, appreciate it I'll be sure to keep it in mind from now on.




    Any other input is most def welcome!

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    The deadlifts look really good. On some of the reps you crane your head back slightly at the beginning. Keep your head and spine neutral and drive your head back and hips forward as you pull past shins.
    Are you looking at a mirror? If so turn around.


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    Do you use a belt? You could improve a lot using a belt and taking in as big a breath as you can and pushing out on your belly to make your whole midsection tight and rigid. You are goodmorning ing the weight up on some of these reps. As in your hips come up first and then your upper body. I expected to see this on your deadlift but I didn't. Good job with knees out going down but knees out coming up can also get the weight up better. Lastly moving your hands closer in and flexing your upper back hard will make a strong stable shelf for the weight.
    Last edited by fenrisulfr; 09-21-2013 at 12:47 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesWarren View Post
    I would sit back a little so that your arms are verticle to the floor.
    He will lose leverage doing this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fenrisulfr View Post
    The deadlifts look really good. On some of the reps you crane your head back slightly at the beginning. Keep your head and spine neutral and drive your head back and hips forward as you pull past shins.
    Are you looking at a mirror? If so turn around.


    Squat
    Do you use a belt? You could improve a lot using a belt and taking in as big a breath as you can and pushing out on your belly to make your whole midsection tight and rigid. You are goodmorning ing the weight up on some of these reps. As in your hips come up first and then your upper body. I expected to see this on your deadlift but I didn't. Good job with knees out going down but knees out coming up can also get the weight up better. Lastly moving your hands closer in and flexing your upper back hard will make a strong stable shelf for the weight.
    Awesome man thanks, I've got a squat day tomorrow so I'll keep all of this in mind. I don't use a belt, never have either. I'll try to correct my squat sans the belt first though. Again, really appreciate the advise bro.

 

 

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