After reading through the excellent detailed instructions from OPG57 several times and raising the bar as BIG D suggested, I gave it another try.
Here are my results:
...It looked a lot better in my head.
I wonder if I should go down to 10 lbs and just work on moving my legs up and down.
Would this be something that I could/should add to my warmup?
Any additional advice is very welcome.
That’s a little better Adam. I would suggest moving the inside collars on your bar 2-3 inches out on both sides . move your grip out also to allow some more freedom of movement. It looks a little tight and appears to be throwing you off some. When doing the pull maintain the bar close to your legs thru entire pull letting the legs handle most of the load.The extra height looks like it helped. Good call on Big Ds part. Take care Adam
Just an after thought. Since you will be using that bar for possible overhead movements. Snatch grip comes to mind for overhead squats. I would move the inside collars as wide apart as physically possible. using a piece of 1” PVC 5 feet long would be good for the overhead squat to begin with. Good luck Adam
Sorry I didn’t answer your last question. Something like Deadlifts can’t hurt for a warm up. If you think a 10 pound drop would be beneficial towards perfecting form than by all means go ahead.