Update: Here is a new form check request: Squat form check (no. 2)
I would like a form check for my squats please.
One major problem with my high-bar squats (I haven't learnt to do low-bar squats yet) is that I can't get enough depth and my reps are not consistent even within the same set. Sometimes my depth is inconsistent and sometimes my torso angle is inconsistent.
I know I have other problems:
- I have been told that my descent is too fast and that I need to slow this down.
- When I breathe in to brace my core, it's my chest that puffs up. I should instead breathe in into my stomach and get my "ribs down".
- My heels come off at the bottom all the time. This is a serious problem because I might be trying to push with the weight a bit forward over my midfoot. I know this creates inefficiency, but if I try to keep my heels flat on the ground, I tend to fall back - the bar does not stay in line with my midfoot.
- I do high-bar squats, which is a crime against mankind in the power-lifting community (think Starting Strength). I have a feeling that I will lose a bit more of my depth when I start doing low-bar squats.
Why is it that in most of my reps, I miss reaching the maximum depth? I would appreciate any other comments and feedback on my form. Any idea how to fix the other problems?
Inconsistent depth. Full depth reached in the fifth rep (this is the best I can do). First rep is close enough, but the rest are short.
I reached depth in the first three reps, but notice my torso angle - inconsistent. I am short on the fourth rep.
Second and fifth rep hits depth; the rest are short. Also, torso angle is inconsistent.