In this article we will cover the best method for filming the squat, bench press, deadlift and press. Quality footage is vital for online coaching feedback, and getting likes on Instagram!
We recommend using a smart phone, with a tripod. Turn the phone on its side so the video is in landscape mode. Here is an example of such a setup:
If you don’t want to invest $30 in a tripod (like this) then here are some other makeshift setups you might like to try:
The main thing with filming video is to get your whole body in frame. A 45 degree angle from about hip height is usually the best place to start. Here are some examples of how to film each lift:
It is best if you can edit your video to start from when you start the lift, and end when you finish the lift.