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Hey pretty new to strength training and teaching myself the front and back squat and just curious if the forms are acceptable my back squat is not quite vertical as I would like I feel a more comfortable with the front than back, been really working on ankle and hip flexability. I do have long femors and a shorter torso dont like using that as an excuse tho. Wondering if anyone has tips any tips on stances for that kind of body type. Any thoughts or tips well be extremly appreciate. Thanks Adam
Front Squat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kY-2pyEz … ature=plcp
Back Squat double http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature... … 1bU_b_hTio
Backsquat (stance bit past shoulder width really trying to bring the hips in) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxmU7Mk5SCY
FRONT SQUAT - not bad, but really try to get that torso as upright as possible. the knees have to go way over the toes so don't be scared of that. work on ankle and hip mobility/flexibility, do yoga (i believe in it), and just keep front squatting and eventually you want to to get that stretch reflex/bounce out of the bottom when your hamstrings touch your heels. sit your hips right in between your heels while pushing the knees out over the toes. always keep the chest and elbows up.
BACK SQUAT - it almost looks like your sitting back a little too much like a low-bar powerlifting type squat. remember the torso stays upright but not as much as the front squat will. the knees a tad bit over the toes. If you look at the end of the barbell at the bottom position of the squat, its way over your toes, out of the base of support and it should travel in a straight line staying over your midfoot the whole movement. if you push your knees out past the toes and bring the hips closer to the heels, you will have better balance.
I am 6'3" and prefer a slightly narrower stance for my front and back squats, because im tall my knees go way way over my toes in order to keep the vertical torso