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Help me fix my friend's squat
« on: June 12, 2015, 05:13:13 PM »
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We're trying to figure out why he's doing the weird caving-in and heel-lift thing. He can't hit depth esp. at higher weight, and I don't understand why.

This is my lifting partner, not my trash talking friend btw
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Re: Help me fix my friend's squat
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2015, 05:15:36 PM »
Poor ankle flexibility, probably hip too. No drive to push the knees out.
He needs a box squat to fix things and some mobility work.
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Re: Help me fix my friend's squat
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2015, 05:18:23 PM »
The problem is that he's stubborn as a bull and doesn't want to listen. He doesn't want to foam roll or do box squats, and tries to convince himself that his form is good because he's better than me at benching and calisthenics. He was trying to bust out 195lbs squatting and it was a train wreck.
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Re: Help me fix my friend's squat
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2015, 05:22:21 PM »
He's unstable as all get out and will end up hurting himself.
Bench and calisthenics have nothing, NOTHING! to do with squats.
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Re: Help me fix my friend's squat
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2015, 05:25:56 PM »
I agree with the ankle flexibility.  He could also try to point his toes out some, rather than having them straight forward.

You could have him try squatting with a plate under each heel, or a 2x4 if they have them.  If this gives him better form, it points to the ankle flexability.

Box squats really are the way to go though, as you already know.

As piperdown said, that knee caving will lead to a knee injury if he keeps it up!
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Re: Help me fix my friend's squat
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2015, 05:30:49 PM »
I've put 2.5s under his heels but he thinks he's "graduated" from using them. I also had him try barefoot in socks but he got embarrassed and thought it was stupid.

He's a strong guy in better shape than me, but my god, I have to force everything down his throat. 
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Re: Help me fix my friend's squat
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2015, 05:41:35 PM »
I've put 2.5s under his heels but he thinks he's "graduated" from using them. I also had him try barefoot in socks but he got embarrassed and thought it was stupid.

He's a strong guy in better shape than me, but my god, I have to force everything down his throat.

After Flex said "what the hell are you doing squatting in those crappy shoes?! Get rid of them!!", I ditched the shoes and squat in socks. Same for DL.
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