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post #17506 of 48452
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

2.50 in sainsburys. I don't know what the NAAFI is, but they don'e sell fage on the american base. Dat untaxed alcohol though hnnnnnnnnng. Grey goose is about the same price as smirnoff in the UK.
NAAFI are the dudes who sell cheap shit to servicemen, its a civilian career but a lot are reservists, is your dad at a solely American base or is it an RAF one with a few Americans based there?
post #17507 of 48452
Pretty sure its solely american. Yeah I know what your talking about have a huge supermarket, which sells lucky charms and gatorade. Feels like im back in the motherland when im there.


Forgot to mention in my last post. 10/10 nordic beauty at the gym today. She does dat der power lifting. Was miring strength and aesthetics, she was the arian master race. Wish she was here yesterday when I was doing cambered bar squats with 170kg not low rep pull ups. May have just been because my gym doesn't usually have girls so I was miring hard.
post #17508 of 48452
was she also height master race, fooj?

I've been sick all week and managed to make PRs every trip to the gym. I am clearly a wizard. Squats tonight... have a feeling my reign of wizardry will end here.
post #17509 of 48452
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Originally Posted by knucks View Post

Rip's squat technique instruction just blows. There are better ways to squat, IMO.

yeah. a lot of ppl have so much trouble doing low bar when they should just do high bar atg, it's not like you'll acquire some epic hamstring deficiency if you DONT squat low bar.
post #17510 of 48452
Fuuuarrrkkk. Now I can't work out for two weeks. Doctor's orders. Have tonsillitis that hasn't gotten better with the anitbiotics I've been taking. So she bumped me up to some hardcore stuff that could potentially cause tendon damage if i'm working out/running while taking it... Shit sucks, but I'm also on some roids now too. I'm just ready to heal up so I can get back to working out.
post #17511 of 48452
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Originally Posted by I<3Bacon View Post

was she also height master race, fooj?
I've been sick all week and managed to make PRs every trip to the gym. I am clearly a wizard. Squats tonight... have a feeling my reign of wizardry will end here.


Nah man, was maybe 5'4". Was still fairly master race, if she was 4" taller she would basically be a viking/hitlers dream child. Should have asked her if she wanted to breed so her children would be the height of the gods, but nordic chinese children would prob like weird.


Pilot what cell tech are you on? I want to convince a doctor I have low T so I can get that human grade test e, but I don't really see that happening.
post #17512 of 48452
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Originally Posted by Lagrangian View Post

yeah. a lot of ppl have so much trouble doing low bar when they should just do high bar atg, it's not like you'll acquire some epic hamstring deficiency if you DONT squat low bar.
+ you'd probably be going deeper on a high bar squat thus recruiting your ass more
post #17513 of 48452
I squat maybe half an inch past parallel, I have no glutes. Did not realise greater depth recruits more glutes.
post #17514 of 48452
Low bar, various depths (usually parallel or an inch past), medium-width stance and I have a donk.
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I havn't worked on in a week icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

feel like my past 4 weeks of training was really good and everything felt right. Figure I would treat myself with a weeks of rest then hit it hard again for another 4 weeks.
post #17516 of 48452
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Originally Posted by LM16 View Post

www.valhallatrainingsystem.com is my site and my services if you'd like to check it out.  I try to keep it updated and ultimately it's a blog that I've repointed to my own domain so as to save on web-site construction costs so you'll see random comments from other people as well.

You do the rowing? Behind Olympic lifting, hitting the rowing machine is one of my favorite gym activities; those times when I can't O-lift, I imagine rowing is similar since it involves full-body explosive movement. Haven't been on water yet, but want to try it this summer. Never see anyone using the rowing machines, so I always figured that rowing must be effective and difficult-- after all, everyone always tries to take the easy route at the gym.

I did 3x 500m sprints the other day, with a few minutes rest between: 1:30.5, 1:35.2, and 1:37.1.... afterwards legs quivering, taste some blood in my mouth, and blurry vision. A 500m all-out sprint on the ergometer is right there with squat widow-makers in terms of bringing you close to God. I have no idea how good (or bad) those times are, but I was pissed I didn't hit 1:2x -- I will get it soon.
post #17517 of 48452
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Originally Posted by TKJTG View Post

I don't even think deadlifts and squats are as comparable as people make them out to be. Squats are MUCH more an anterior chain workout and deadlifts are MUCH more a posterior chain workout. You can tell when someone doesn't deadlift because their erector spinae and hamstrings are underdeveloped, and you can tell when someone doesn't squat because their quads are underdeveloped. With deadlifts you aren't getting even close to the full range of motion on your quads, and with squats you are relegating your erector spinae and hamstrings to a stabilizing role rather than the workhorse muscles.

 

I'd disagree with squats being primarily an anterior chain exercise. Correctly done squats should really be a posterior chain exercise, especially if you are looking to lift really heavy. Posterior chain is a much, much larger/stronger set of muscles. With good technique, squatting should really hit glutes and hamstrings more than quads.

post #17518 of 48452
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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post


I think this got lost under all the talk of home gyms and bicep curls. What am I really losing by giving up squats and only doing DLs?

 

This has already been mentioned, but your biggest problem will be volume. I don't know any reputable coach who'd tell you to deadlift heavy more than once per week. DLs take a lot longer to recover from than squats. If you try to DL 2-3 times per week I'd expect you to start experiencing a lot of overtraining fatigue, decreased numbers, etc. In contrast, heavy squatting 2-3 times a week is totally manageable if you are good about nutrition and active recovery.

post #17519 of 48452
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Originally Posted by joshuadowen View Post

I'd disagree with squats being primarily an anterior chain exercise. Correctly done squats should really be a posterior chain exercise, especially if you are looking to lift really heavy. Posterior chain is a much, much larger/stronger set of muscles. With good technique, squatting should really hit glutes and hamstrings more than quads.

Depends on the squat really.


When I squat I feel I'm limited by ab and lower back strength, if I miss a rep is usually from falling forward too much. Don't really feel the pushing with my legs is all that hard.
post #17520 of 48452
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post


Depends on the squat really.
When I squat I feel I'm limited by ab and lower back strength, if I miss a rep is usually from falling forward too much. Don't really feel the pushing with my legs is all that hard.

 

That's a common problem, but I'm not sure how it refers to the anterior chain/posterior chain issue. I know (because it's come up before in this thread) that a lot of people think of squats as being a quad movement. Most coaches I know would tell you that while you can turn the squat into a quad movement, this is a mistake. Squats are meant to be a posterior chain movement, which is why the verbal cue when coaching new athletes is to start the movement by sending hips back and down. Starting with a knee bend instead of a hip bend turns it into more of an anterior chain movement, but you'll find this greatly limits you, as posterior chain is much much stronger. That doesn't mean you aren't using your legs, it just means you should be using glutes and hamstrings as the primary drivers for standing back up. 

 

I'm not surprised that you feel like you fall forward too much, given your other statement about feeling like you don't involve glutes enough. The big verbal cue I'd use for you is to try to shift you weight back into your heels. Usually when people are falling forward too much, it starts in the feet. Practice some air squats and really pay attention to what part of your foot you are putting the most weight in. My guess is that you are coming up onto the balls of your feet. If you can shift that weight back into your heels, you'll involve a lot more of the posterior chain (which will develop your glutes), and also have an easier time keeping your torso upright instead of coming forward.

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