I have been struggling with my dead lifts lately. I cannot seem to get all 5 reps in on one set. Could you tell me if it is my form that is off? Otherwise I am thinking that maybe it is grip strength? This is at 180lbs.http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BbyD7xjKIUA&feature=youtube_gdata_player
edit: hmmm...my link won't work :frown:
edited again: Try this onehttp://youtu.be/BbyD7xjKlUA
Hi ladies, I'd love any feedback on my squat form. Thanks so much. :bigsmile:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOFuctsBvv8
Can I get some eyes on my squat form please? I'm embarrassed to post, but I need help.
I'm a newbie just a few weeks in and previously I was having trouble with depth. I think I've sorted that out now, but the bar isn't staying in a vertical path and I'm shifting the weight forward and back a bit.... I'm dipping my shoulders right before I come out of the hole (probably to get some momentum) and I wonder are my knees too far forward? Am I bringing my butt up too fast? I imagine there are other things going on as well that I'd rather fix now, at 70 lbs, than when the weights get really heavy and I get hurt.http://youtu.be/igsAl16h_sU
Anyone have any OHP vids they can post? I'm still not sure if I'm doing mine correctly; where is the right place on the bar to grip? I know the bar should rest right about on the top of the sternum, but I'm not sure if I've been putting my forearms in the right position. Bro at the gym told me yesterday to only bring the bar down to my nose then push back up (ummm, no, I don't think so) and to basically have my ring fingers on the non-rough ring on the bar. The wider grip did feel better, but I still did them with full ROM (down to my chest, up all the way, etc).
The main thing I see here is that your weight shifts to the front of your toes when you hit a certain angle. That is either causing or caused by the excessive forward lean. The chest up cue might help you. Or pulling your shoulder blades together. And trying to get your elbows a bit more forward. Have you ever done box squats? I think they would give you a better idea of the depth you're hitting as well as some safety when it comes to shifting your weight back. Running shoes may also not be very optimal for squats and deadlift. Since the toes curl up, you might be tempted to move your weight forward. If your gym allows it, try barefoot/in socks for a few sets and see if it makes a difference.
Another cue I can give that may or may not work is to picture yourself pushing the floor away from you rather than the bar up. To me it makes a world of difference.
Hope that helps!
It helps a great deal! I can feel the shift, but can't for the life of me figure out how to keep it from happening. I think the shoes may very well be part of it, I never thought of that. My toes aren't on the ground at all in these shoes -- they feel like they are, but they aren't. Flat feet would definitely make it harder to shift forward. I will give it a try with bare feet (or flatter shoes) and see what happens and also try to keep some of the other cues (chest up, elbows forward, shoulder blades together, push the floor) you mentioned in mind.
I did do box squats when I was first trying to figure out depth, but then I felt like I was sticking out my butt too far rather than just letting it drop. Depth got better when I started driving my knees out and letting my butt drop, but then I started having the problem with the lean.
Thoughts on the way my hips come up first? OK? Not OK?
Thanks for the suggestions, I really appreciate.
Squats @ 90 lbs:http://youtu.be/0kHiiEdafa8
Overhead Press @ 65 lbs:http://youtu.be/nb_IFyYHDU8
That last rep was hard, lol.
Dead lift @ 135:http://youtu.be/NTU8HR1CXw4
I know the views may not be optimal for all the videos, but was my first time recording today! On my DL, I noticed that my hips are coming up before my torso, so glad I took the video.
I did notice that on the squats too (about the knees), I'm trying to concentrate on keeping the bar over my feet, so is it a bar position problem or...like what kind of cue can I use to correct that? I don't feel that my heels are coming up at all, but I'll make sure next time.
OHP as well, I'll stay at 65 and see if I can get that less wobbly, also the bar path. Do people just generally stay leaned back when doing these?
The pants are specifically because it was DL day. Lol. However I didn't get any bruises that day so I'll work on it. Thank you!
I think your form looks pretty similar to mine. We both have our knees coming forward slightly, which I have been trying to correct. But the bar looks pretty well over mid foot. I went to look at your height, 5'0" and I'm 5'2" so I'm wondering if that is just a natural squat position for shorties. lol My trainer told me to concentrate on pushing my butt back a little more and bringing my torso down and forward a bit.
Do you have a youtube account you can post the video on?
Your heels come up slightly and the weight comes to the balls of your feet, I was doing the same thing. Also, you're looking at the floor, which might actually be causing the weight to come forward. Look straight forward, or even just baaaarely up, and pick a spot on the wall to look at.
Looking good though.
Hi, could you please critique my form? The picture is in my profile. I tried a gif, but that failed lol. I know my butt isn't touching my ankles, but it's the best I can do now.
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