Tell me please if there is any difference in meaning between the following sentences.

You are bending too much when you are squating.

You bend too much when you squat.

The context is a man finishes his set of squats, and he asks a coach for feedback on his set. What tense is the most appropriate in the context. I have heard native English speakers use the present continuous in similar contexts, even though the actuin was finished. Can the presebt continuous be used for general things?


Honestly, native English speakers aren't always the best examples for perfect grammar all the time. While past tense may technically be correct, in most cases squatting would continue after the advise, so the action may not actually be finished.

Either way, from personal experience I think that the present continuous is a better choice. In this case, the past tense example seems more harsh and impersonal then it needs to be, which should be avoided in the specific training context given for these phrases.

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