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  • 07-02-17, 8:49 pm (EDT)

    Squat form

    July 2, 2017, 8:49 pm

    I am tall, 6'4". I have had an issue with my legs during squats ever since I started lifting. My legs fold in on themselves when I start to get fatigued and it takes an immense amount of energy to force them apart at the bottom of my squat. Most recently it happened and when I forced them apart mid squat I fell to the ground and embarrassingly my barbell slammed on the safety bars in front of a full gym. Afterward I could barely even lift 135lbs because i was so shaken.

     

    Any advice on training the habit away would be great!! 

    Thanks in advance

  • 07-02-17, 9:48 pm (EDT)

    Squat form

    July 2, 2017, 9:48 pm
    Posted by: Jay5679

    I am tall, 6'4". I have had an issue with my legs during squats ever since I started lifting. My legs fold in on themselves when I start to get fatigued and it takes an immense amount of energy to force them apart at the bottom of my squat. Most recently it happened and when I forced them apart mid squat I fell to the ground and embarrassingly my barbell slammed on the safety bars in front of a full gym. Afterward I could barely even lift 135lbs because i was so shaken.

     

    Any advice on training the habit away would be great!! 

    Thanks in advance

    Sounds like valgus knee collapse which can cause a MAJOR injury. You basically need to go lighter on the weight using what you can with proper form until you build up your quads more. Also, try bringing your feet a bit CLOSER together when you squat and turn your toes out. This will help you be able to push your knees OUT more as you do your reps!

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