or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Health & Body › Random health and exercise thoughts
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Random health and exercise thoughts - Page 1527

post #22891 of 42381
Thread Starter 
how to acquire calves? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
post #22892 of 42381
Quote:
Originally Posted by joshuadowen View Post

If squatting to a box helps your form, go for it. The key for you is going to be continuing to work on mobility, and keeping intensity in check. Don't let yourself get carried away and increase intensity past your ability to move with good form. 
Video of me squatting 135 to box:
depth of box: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Video w/o box. Notice the buttwink.
Extent I can squat with acceptable lumbar flexion: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Did hip and hammies stretches for 30 mins today, feels goddam great.
post #22893 of 42381
Thread Starter 
post #22894 of 42381
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flame View Post


Video of me squatting 135 to box:depth of box: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Video w/o box. Notice the buttwink.Extent I can squat with acceptable lumbar flexion: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Did hip and hammies stretches for 30 mins today, feels goddam great.

 

Even the squats to the box look like you are going a little deeper than you can with really good form, but keep at it. I think you are doing all the things you need to be to get to the right place eventually.

post #22895 of 42381
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eason View Post

how to acquire calves? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Leg sled calf raises.
post #22896 of 42381
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flame View Post


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Video of me squatting 135 to box:depth of

 

box: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Video w/o box. Notice the buttwink.Extent I can squat with acceptable lumbar flexion: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Did hip and hammies stretches for 30 mins today, feels goddam great.

 

 

 

It seems like we're at pretty much the same level in terms of flexibility.

 

I've read a lot of stuff on this issue and there's a couple of things I think you could improve on the box squat (advice Dave Tate @ Elitefts, Louie Simmons @ Westside, Mehdi @ Stronglifts):

 

- Use a wider stance, at least wider than shoulder width and up to what resembles a sumo stance. This opens up your hips more and makes it easier to shove the knees out.

- Sit back more and keep the chins vertical or even past vertical (backwards if you can). Don't let the knees get over your toes. It's going to be very tough to get out of the sitting position in the beginning, but this activates the glutes and hamstrings properly, which is what you need.

- Pause for a brief moment when seated.

- Stronglifts also encourages people with bad lumbar flexion to use a low bar position.

 

 

Read and view this:

http://www.t-nation.com/readArticle.do?id=1856085

http://www.defrancostraining.com/ask_joe/archives/ask_joe_08-10-03.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fWsjAoCmOb4#!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=f3FZhTwubn4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBHzXF-mVjY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbCaLZ8a0cw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9HloHClt2Q

post #22897 of 42381
Thread Starter 
Anybody else feel the seductive allure of 5/3/1 BBB challenge? Once I drop 2% and get my squat to 315, I plan to give it a go and go apeshit on food and see how much I can put on in 3 cycles.
post #22898 of 42381
Quote:
- Pause for a brief moment when seated.

When pausing keep your back/shoulders tight! Don't relax and let the weight compress your spine.

Also, when box squatting pretend you're doing it in an imaginary smith machine. The bar should only move vertically.

Since we're on the subject, is it weird that I'm box squatting the same as I'm squatting? Which should normally be higher for people? Figured box squats would be tougher because you don't get that bounce you get from squats, but idk.
post #22899 of 42381
Thread Starter 
I try not to do more weight on a box squat than I can free squat. Since I'm on westside I do dynamic effort box squats every week but only do max effort box squats once every couple months.
post #22900 of 42381
Quote:
Originally Posted by jarude View Post

you also cant see straight and live in a constant state of headaches pain hunger and dissatisfaction

It's only on Sunday really. And 4 drop Eason
Quote:
Originally Posted by fuji View Post

So you're gaining up to say 2.5lb of muscle and loosing a lb of fat a week, naturally after training for several years. Ok brah, seems legit.

I did olympic lifting for years, nothing like what I'm doing now. When I did Oly my reps would never go over 3, so I was hardly getting any hypertrophy and I was competing at 149lbs at 5'7 so not a lot of room to put on muscle. Been training like a normal powerlifter / gym bro for about a year now.. and like 6-7 months of it was working around this shoulder injury. Right after olympic lifting I had 3-4 months of awesome powerlifting training, gained 35+lbs was over a bodeyweight overhead press, nearing a double bodyweight squat and deadlift. Then my shoulder got jacked and I also moved 3 states away. Not making excuses my right now but my shoulder is feeling good, i'm attacking the weight and my diet is dialed it so I'm remaking up some ground that I lost that past 6 months.

And Eason that picture was taken when I went from 147lbs to 180lbs in like 3 months. It was awesome. It's easy to look at that picture and go hey that kid is a bit chubby but that's bulking and I don't expect most malnutritioned styleforum goers to understand that.
Edited by Coldsnap - 12/3/12 at 6:30am
post #22901 of 42381
Thread Starter 
4% it is
post #22902 of 42381
Thoughts on this video? I already do a fairly olympic style high bar squat and do mobility work so I can end up with form like Clarence. Seems like a lot of you guys are proponents of getting oly shoes and going at it that way. I'd say my flexibility is above average, but still have a bit of buttwink. Not trying to throw up Charly numbers, but just wanna look aesthetic and push respectable weight. Guess I'm just asking if you guys think it would be OK to do oly squats as long as i still have plenty of rear chain work on my DL/back days?
post #22903 of 42381
if you squatting oly style you gonna have a ton of but wink
post #22904 of 42381
the only thing im a proponent of is getting weightlifting shoes if you're a weightlifter

also in some cases i think this posterior chain emphasis has shifted into hyperbole - i mean wtf if you already pull heavy and do stuff like rdls andwhatnot you don't really have to be so worried that your pc is awfully weak.

maybe im biased as i pull off the floor everytime i lift so not having enough work in my program is not an issue.

so what im saying is squat however you want to squat
post #22905 of 42381
Bought new chucks yesterday gonna try DLing and squatting in them instead of barefoot...will see how it feels
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Health & Body
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Health & Body › Random health and exercise thoughts