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    ATG Squats

    Abut 3 days ago I preformed a series of ATG squats and my legs/ass are still burning
    I'm just going to go over how I did it and perhaps you can critique me?

    I put to plates under my feet so i was on the balls of them (feet)
    I used a light weight and went down slow and just dropped as low as i can go. Now question i, should i pay attention to where my knees are when I'm doing the squats, because i find it super hard keeping them parrallel to my toes the whole way down, to the point where it'd just be a normal squat
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    if you elevate your heels, your knees are always going to migrate past your toes.

    try and work on flexibility so that you don't need a heel lift.

    make sure that your pelvis is neutral when you are in the bottom position. to many people squat ATG just to say they squat ATG. In reality, pelvic position and hip mobility should dicate the depth of your squat.





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    Thanks funk!
    I'll work on form tommorrow!
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    I find that if I keep a slightly wider than shoulder width stance with my feet, that I have a greater ability to get lower in the squat without compromising my form, ie, my back stays neutral, my knees don't travel too far forward.

    you didn't mention your foot spacing, but my guess, and correct me if I am wrong is that you tried doing them with a narrow stance, which makes it necessary for greater mobility in the ankles and hips? Is that correct P?

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    yea. the closer your stance, the more mobile your ankles will have to be to get into the bottom position.





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    There are a lot of good articles on T-Nation (and some on this site) about proper squatting form.

    We could judge your form best by looking at a video shot from the side.

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    Alright, I'll try and get my friends from the gym to do a quick clip of me
    My forms good in normal squats, I was just confised on the stance i should have with ATG
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    get 3 views....side, back and front.





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    here's a pic of me a few months back pre squat

    i know i know, i shouldnt have used plates! that problem will b adressed next glute day

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    Judging by the size of those plates, you only need a tiny bit of extra flexibility stuff to go plateless. Also, looking straight ahead or slightly up will aid in maintaining proper back posture (neutral/arched spine).

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    My glutes are strong so my weights are generally pretty big. But with a new program starting tomorrow, I'm going to drop the weight quite drastically and work on perfecting my form.

    I have a bad habit of looking down when i squat because i hate seeing people watch me do it haha. I'll look up and people are just staring, it creeps me out so i pretend not to look
    Also, the weight on the bar can hurn my neck and shoulder some times. I tried holding the bar slightly below my shoulders, but unfortunately, my upper body is week in contrast to my lower
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    pretty chilly
    it's nice when doing cardio
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    Definitely should look forward not down - like Witch said, looking forward helps with back alignment a lot.

    Personally I find my form to be shitty when I look down, but it's spot on when I'm looking forward. Doing them in front of a mirror helps too, my form is great when I can see my every movement.
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    i like to look from the side to see if I'm parallel
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