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Squat form!16340

Jiaxie97 private msg quote post Address this user
Hey guys, update on squat form. This is me squatting 115 pounds (about my bodyweight). My gym has no squat rack, so for about 6 months seriously lifting, I have been using smith machine squats. However, I decided to suck it up and not whine about not having a squat racked, and racked the bar on my backs using a bench press . Anyways, I posted last time my squats when I first stated doing them a week ago, got lots of good feedback, and have fixed more of my problem (mainly my hips TD to shoot up.) tell me what you all think! Thanks
http://youtu.be/0Rr8ux5HZN8
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Jiaxie97 private msg quote post Address this user
Anyone...?
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Xxlean private msg quote post Address this user
I thought your form looked pretty good. Nothing really alarming stood out.. Look like good squats to me. Good work.
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TyrannosaurusFlex private msg quote post Address this user
You don't need to go any deeper than parallell to the ground. Also, try to push your knees outward hard all throughout the movement. Other than that, looks good!
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Jiaxie97 private msg quote post Address this user
Thanks guys! And @TyrannosaurusFlex, isn't the saying "ass to grass?" Going deeper is better for the knee joints than stopping at parallel, and you will have better posterior development
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Perfidy private msg quote post Address this user
Going below parallel isn't better for knee joints, it puts more stress on them.
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Jiaxie97 private msg quote post Address this user
Hmm from what I read on bodybuilding.com the opposite is the case. But honestly I feel better whe I squat down lower- it just feels more natural lol. Where did you hear going below parallel is bad for knee joints?
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3six9 private msg quote post Address this user
Squta look pretty good to me fella.
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Jiaxie97 private msg quote post Address this user
Thank you thank you!
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TyrannosaurusFlex private msg quote post Address this user
It's due to the tibiofemoral force exerted on the knee joint in the lowest part of the movement. I don't remember exactly, but @eknight proved this to be the case, backed by peer-reviewed scientific studies. Your posterior chain will develop just fine without going "ass to grass".
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