Random health and exercise thoughts - Page 1222
tweaked my knee doing sumos today, sucks. did some some band reverse leg extensions / terminal knee extensions and it felt better, but man am i ever worried about blowing a knee out. shit would suck so bad.
does anyone have experience with minor knee issues? obviously gonna run it by the coach, but i think laying off max effort deads for a week or so would be prudent. i am actually getting pretty pissed off at my sumo form, i never had an issue with it a few months ago but now its driving me nuts. putting arms perpendicular to the ground leaves my ass so low i can't drive the bar off the ground; if i bring my hips higher i can stiff-leg/low back it off the ground and lock it out easily but a) thats what tweaked my knee today and b) i feel like its the path of least resistance which is not the best leveraged position right now
Edited by jarude - 7/1/12 at 7:04pm
Squatted 615 yesterday with a giant camber bar. Came up quick and had lots more in the tank which is good to know. Going back to 5's for the next few weeks looking to do 3x5 with 525, 535, 545, 555, then moving to 3x3 with 565, 575, 585, 595. Bars may change between camber, buffalo bar, and straight bar. Weight is down to 185 (need to get this up some for worlds). Not a bad weekend of training, hope others had similar success.
I get why a cambered bar is makes back-squatting easier on your shoulders, but in what way do you think it teaches you to stay upright?