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post #19366 of 46352
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Originally Posted by Mark it 8 View Post

An asshole. Please refer to couch thread.
Need some advice on squats. My squat is ridiculous in comparison to my other lifts and I'm having trouble improving. I do have issues with flexibility- at full depth, I really have to lean forward to get there. However, I also feel that I need to lean forward to simply keep my balance. I know my weight should be on my heels, but I just can't seem to get it there at the bottom. Would it help to focus more on front squats for awhile, as it forces you to keep upright? I've also done box squats, but they didnt seem to help me improve.
http://squatrx.blogspot.com/2008/06/squats-lower-back-pain.html
post #19367 of 46352
Also, can you sit like this?
rowan-squat.jpg

If not, you have some work to do.
post #19368 of 46352
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Originally Posted by knucks View Post

Also, can you sit like this?
rowan-squat.jpg

If not, you have some work to do.

No, I cannot sit like that. Thanks for the link above. I'll increase my stretching and hopefully that will help me progress.
post #19369 of 46352
jarude, I don't know how you're downing cottage cheese every day. Just bought a tub for the first time in years and blech, the consistency still makes every bite a challenge.
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post #19371 of 46352
Thread Starter 
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Do you guys have a good source for workout music? Not something like a Spotify or XM station though. I need to be able to download it while I'm on the road. A State of Trance comes to mind. Shit like that.

Yeah, Trance Around the World. Like A State of Trance but better.

http://trancearoundtheworld.com/tatw/434

Also this set: http://soundcloud.com/soundsesh/fall-promo-mix
post #19372 of 46352
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Originally Posted by APK View Post

jarude, I don't know how you're downing cottage cheese every day. Just bought a tub for the first time in years and blech, the consistency still makes every bite a challenge.

I love cottage cheese. I get fruit from a farmers stand and mix that in
post #19373 of 46352
Fucking Sa injured again, i died a little inside
post #19374 of 46352
Since I basically can't do max effort squats in the new gym I'm just gonna do dynamic effort shit for the next 6 weeks before I go to uni with low weights to try maintain my leg strength whilst trying to get my bench up. My 1rm on the paused bench press is 80kg, which is lower then my incline db bench, just feels weird doing it. It's also lower then body weight, which is appalling. Style forums how should I increase it? I bench fairly narrow and tuck my elbows. Probably gonna bench 2 times a week doing doubles at like 90% my max as well as fuck loads of tricep work and upper back work.
post #19375 of 46352
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

Since I basically can't do max effort squats in the new gym I'm just gonna do dynamic effort shit for the next 6 weeks before I go to uni with low weights to try maintain my leg strength whilst trying to get my bench up. My 1rm on the paused bench press is 80kg, which is lower then my incline db bench, just feels weird doing it. It's also lower then body weight, which is appalling. Style forums how should I increase it? I bench fairly narrow and tuck my elbows. Probably gonna bench 2 times a week doing doubles at like 90% my max as well as fuck loads of tricep work and upper back work.

 

Strict press more.

post #19376 of 46352
What's your sticking point? Really depends on what the problem is

My recommendations would be to
+ Back off the 1RM attempts a bit and do 5x5 twice a week, working up from (say) 65kg
+ Do supplementary exercises on whatever you reckon is holding you back (I found strengthening my traps really helped me move my bench on; could be the same for you, or could be shoulders, or triceps)

R-O-T
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Originally Posted by APK View Post

jarude, I don't know how you're downing cottage cheese every day. Just bought a tub for the first time in years and blech, the consistency still makes every bite a challenge.

i absolutely detested it at first but i just kept at it. to this day i can only eat it if i wash every spoonful down with water - i dont even like adding fruit. the brand matters a lot; cheap stuff has horrid consistency but daisy brand is pretty smooth even at 2%. just keep shoveling it down, one day you will wake up and realize you can get 80g of protein with zero preparation. its a daily staple and i would be screwed without it

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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post


fuck

fuck!! its like baryani all over again
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

Since I basically can't do max effort squats in the new gym I'm just gonna do dynamic effort shit for the next 6 weeks before I go to uni with low weights to try maintain my leg strength whilst trying to get my bench up. My 1rm on the paused bench press is 80kg, which is lower then my incline db bench, just feels weird doing it. It's also lower then body weight, which is appalling. Style forums how should I increase it? I bench fairly narrow and tuck my elbows. Probably gonna bench 2 times a week doing doubles at like 90% my max as well as fuck loads of tricep work and upper back work.

do one "lower" bench day (off the chest) and one "upper" bench day (sticking point and lockout). my lower day = paused bench 2x5, paused db bench 2x10 + assistance. my upper day = pin press below sticking point 2x5, banded db bench 2x10 + assistance.

i would advise dropping the weight and working with wider grips - each bench pressing movement i use (bench, pin press, floor press, etc) i only use index on the rings, mid palms on the rings, or pinky on the rings. IME it may be easier to bench with a closer grip now but you will be better served by taking your grip out wider in the long run. especially if you want aesthetics of the gods, take an index-on-the-rings grip and watch your chesticles puff up. it sucks huge nuts at first, stick with it though
post #19378 of 46352
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Need some advice on squats. My squat is ridiculous in comparison to my other lifts and I'm having trouble improving

 

1/

Put two 25-lb plates on the floor, hollow side down.

 

2/

Load squat bar with sissy weight.

 

3/

Pick up the bar.

 

4/

Stand on the plates, with your toes off of them.

 

5/

Squat.

 

You'll learn the balance awfully fast, because, if you don't, you'll fall on your head, and then the bar will fall on your neck.  Ouch.

post #19379 of 46352
standing on plates emulates the heel on weightlifting shoes. while the shoes help immensely in weightlifting by improving the ankles' ROM and providing stability, they are not the best cure for mobility and stability issues wrt squatting.

so id still stick to what knucks poasted above.
post #19380 of 46352
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Originally Posted by Lagrangian View Post

standing on plates emulates the heel on weightlifting shoes. while the shoes help immensely in weightlifting by improving the ankles' ROM and providing stability, they are not the best cure for mobility and stability issues wrt squatting.
so id still stick to what knucks poasted above.
and 25lb plates are usually too high anyways.
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