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Always keep your elbows tight. When they fly up it's a sign you're losing your upper back tightness. It will tend to tip you forward too and place more stress on your lower back. With that said, they looked pretty good. As long as they are staying about in the same position you're fine.
btw: how to embed youtube vids here?
Edit: figured it out
I'm doing "starting strength" program. Squatting 4x5, 3 times a week.
Adding 5kg/11lb every session, until now. This was 2.5kg increase.
102.5kg / 226lb
I'm not sure on elbows.
Rippetoe says "keep your wrists straight", but then you cant keep elbows down.
Smitty Diesel (thats his name I think), says "elbows down, chest up"
So, how is my technique?
A month and a half of baby-ing the bar around my knee turned my semi ok conventional deadlift into an almost sldl...been working on the stand up again....advice on how to improve would be SUPER appreciated
Aw Kat,9 days late!
Your hips are rising first,its a PULL,not a squat.Imagine tucking your shoulder blades into your back pockets.And come here,i gotta whisper (hump the bar).That is the best advice i have,hopefully it helps.
Cant get youtube to work on my phone,which i recorded these wide-stance GMs with.They are uploaded on my photobucket.It looks as if my upper back is rounding,possibly lower back as well.Need to correct this before my spine snaps like a wire hanger.
Good Mornings 185 x5 http://s1068.photobucket.com/albums/...1029122154.mp4
Good Mornings 135 x8 http://s1068.photobucket.com/albums/...1029122158.mp4
Last edited by EliteDreams; 10-29-2012 at 11:12 PM.
I do this rippetoe style by getting under the bar with my body or more my neck it seems now that I looked at it some more lol.
Last edited by 0scar; 02-15-2013 at 09:18 PM.
I have low back pain so i wear a belt (chiropractor advice).
Last edited by 0scar; 02-15-2013 at 09:17 PM.
With Steve's advice I drew my feet in more and now I achieve better depth.
I still think I need to work on it some more.
Last edited by 0scar; 02-16-2013 at 11:58 AM.
Thanks for the thread. I've started learning power cleans, and any suggestions would be really appreciated. I realized when I got home from the gym the quality wasn't the best so if you guys would like better quality, please let me know and I'll redo it. These are at 40kg.
one big thing im seeing is that you are almost pausing before the second pull. both pulls need to be one seemless move
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3 angles of 6 reps of about an 80% squat. Let me know what I can do to correct my form!
Should work now. Thanks for pointing that out!
Sorry lol i heard that its easier to see depth when your shorts are rolled up (see brandon lilly). But im not sure what you mean by getting the weight back?
yeah, probably true.
i think maybe your knees may be coming forward too much.
maybe you are pushing off with the forefoot too much rather than the heels?
so you're saying sit back on my heels and generate power from the floor using more heel?